A 46-year-old man, Hassan Azeez, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command, for pouring petrol on his wife and setting her ablaze.
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Ibokun police station by the victim's father, who reported on 22nd of October 2022, that her daughter, Olayinka Hassan was set ablaze by her husband over a minor disagreement, and that the victim, a mother of one, has been rushed to a hospital in Ibadan.
The Ogun State Police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement stated that upon the report, the DPO Ibogun division, CSP Samuel Oladele quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene. But before getting there, the suspect has escaped. Since then, the police operatives have been on his trail until January 22 when he was eventually apprehended.
"On interrogation, the suspect who claimed to have run away to Benin Republic confessed to the commission of the crime but blamed it on the devil."
He revealed that the problem started when the suspect asked the victim to prepare food for him, but instead of the victim preparing his food, she was busy washing clothes.
He stated further that he got annoyed because he was hungry and the annoyance made him pour petrol on her and set her on fire.
When asked whose clothes the woman was washing, he confessed that it was his clothes.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Homicide Section of the state Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.
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