On Tuesday, a man identified as Deji Adenuga (aka, Dakar), allegedly set a family of eight members ablaze because his lover jilted him.
The very gruesome incident happened on Adetuwo Street, Igbodigo town located in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Report has it that Dakar was dating Titi, a girl in the family. But problem started when Titi ended the relationship.
As a result, the man decided to retaliate by setting the house where the family of Titi resides on fire, killing about 5 of her family members instantly, while 3 others are still in the hospital.
An unidentified source who spoke to The Punch said; “What happened today (Tuesday) was shocking. The man (Adenuga) almost wiped out an entire family early this morning.
“He was angry because the girl (Titi) he was dating said she was no more interested in the relationship. In order to deal with the girl, he poured petrol in the room where all members of her family were sleeping and set them ablaze.
“He actually missed his target because the girl was not in the room at the time he set the room ablaze.
“Eight members of the family were severely burnt. Five of them have been confirmed dead, while the remaining three were rushed to the Trauma Centre, Ondo, where they are receiving treatment.”
The suspects whereabouts is however still unknown as he fled the town after the wicked act.
Mr. Femi Joseph, the spokesman of the Ondo State Police Command, confirmed the incident.
“We are on the trail of the suspect, while investigation has commenced into the matter. We will soon arrest him,” the police spokesman said.
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