Husband allegedly sets wife ablaze in Akure

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A man known as Ojo Daniyan has been arrested by the men of the Ondo State Police Command for allegedly committing arson and murder. Daniyan allegedly set his wife, Dorcas, ablaze at Irese Road, Akure, the Ondo State on September 14, 2019, around 11:00 p.m. while the deceased was asleep.

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It was gathered that before the incident happened, the deceased and her husband had had a disagreement over the proceeds from the land sold by the deceased.
This raised suspicion that the husband carried out the dastardly act.

A source said a few hours before the incident, Daniyan took home a keg full of petrol but no one knew what he wanted to use the petrol for. However, some hours later the fire started and he was in the room with the deceased.

“When the fire started, it was one of the neighbours that perceived the smoke coming out from the room, we rescued the woman initially and rushed her to the Federal Medical Center, Owo, where she gave up the ghost, ” the source said.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Femi Joseph, who spoke with our correspondent on Friday, said the suspect was in the police custody and the command had commenced an investigation into the matter.


Joseph stated, “We have arrested the husband of the deceased. He is undergoing interrogation. He is still denying his involvement in the crime but circumstantial evidence shows that he knows one or two things about the incident. We have commenced an investigation into the incident.”

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