Mother arrested for setting daughter ablaze over mobile phone in Ogun

By Benjamin Omoike

Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a housewife and mother of five for pouring petrol on her 10 years old daughter, setting her ablaze.

The suspect, Aisha Tijani, was arrested following a report lodged at Mowe Divisional Headquarters by one Moroof Ayinde, who reported that the suspect, who lives in the same house with him, poured petrol on her little daughter and set her ablaze.

According to DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command, 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 Trumpet gathered.

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Upon the report, the DPO Mowe Division, CSP Folashade Tanaruno, quickly moved to the scene with the detectives and got the suspect arrested. The victim, who had been badly burnt, was rushed to the nearest hospital, from where she was referred to Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital for proper medical attention.

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

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