How hunger made me set my wife ablaze - man tells Police - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Friday, February 3, 2023

How hunger made me set my wife ablaze - man tells Police

By Peter Adedoyin

A 46-year old man, Hassan Azeez has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command, for pouring petrol on his wife and set her ablaze.

The command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made the disclosure in a statement he made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Ibogun divisional headquarters by the victim's father, who reported on 22nd of October 2022, that her daughter, Olayinka Hassan was set ablaze by her husband over a minor disagreement.

He added that the victim, a mother of one, has been rushed to a hospital in Ibadan. 

The statement read, "Upon the report, the DPO Ibogun division, CSP Samuel Oladele mobilized his men and moved to the scene, but unfortunately, the suspect escaped before the police got to the scene"

"Since then, the police operatives have been on his trail until 22nd January when he was eventually apprehended".

"On interrogation, the suspect who claimed to have ran away to Benin Republic, confessed to the commission of the crime, but blamed it on the devil". 

The suspect said, "he asked the victim to prepare food for him, but instead of the victim to prepare his food, she was busy washing clothes". 

"He stated further that he got annoyed because he was hungry and the annoyance made him to pour petrol on her and set her on fire". 

"When asked whose clothes the woman was washing, he confessed that it was his clothes". 

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to Homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution. 

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