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News - February 20, 2017

Man who sets family on fire lands in police net

A man who allegedly set his family house on fire has landed in police net.

The Police in Oyo state said it arrested a suspect identified as Daniel who allegedly set his family house on fire, while the occupants were asleep.

Five members of the family, four of them children, including an eight month old baby, died.

Quoting Adekunle Ajisebutu, (SP) the Oyo Police Public Relations Officer, Thisday reported that the incident happened in Budo Alaka village in Kisi area of Oyo State around 2.35 a.m on Sunday.

Ajisebutu said five persons, namely Blessing Samuel Ode (3), Friday Samuel Ode (8 months), Mummy Ogbada ‘f’ (10), Daddy Ogbada (6) and Ogunma  Ogbada (46) were burnt to death.

He said that there were two survivors, namely Samuel Daniel Ode (24) and Mariam Samuel Ode (21). They are receiving treatment at Muslim Hospital in Kisi.

He noted that the suspect, identified as Monday Daniel, a 26 year-old, escaped from the scene but was later arrested by the police.

The Oyo PPRO said that the suspect upon interrogation confessed to the crime but claimed he did not know what came over him.

Ajisebutu said that the case would soon be transferred to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Iyaganku in Ibadan for further investigation.

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