Mother pours petrol on daughter, set her ablaze in Ogun


.The victim on hospital bed

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested mother of five, Aisha Tijani for pouring petrol on her 10 -year- old daughter and setting her ablaze

Crime report from the command indicated that the suspect was created on Sunday 20th of March 2022 at Mowe in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was nabbed after a co-tenant, Moroof Ayinde, who witnessed the sad incident reported the matter at the Mowe divisional headquarters of the command.

He said the co-tenant told the policemen that the woman got annoyed because the little girl took a phone she seized from one of her children from where she kept it and gave it back to the child whose hand the phone was seized.

.The suspect

Acting on the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Mowe, CSP Folashade Tanaruno quickly moved to the scene with detectives and got the suspect arrested.

The state police spokesman stated that the victim, who had been badly burnt was rushed to the nearest hospital from where she was referred to Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital,Sagamu for proper medical attention.

During interrogation, the suspect, who claimed to have been separated from the father of the children, explained to the police that she didn’t know what came over her when she was carrying out the wicked act.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.




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