Man sets wife ablaze in Abeokuta

Man sets wife ablaze in Abeokuta


A middle aged woman identified as Fatimo Osunjinrin yesterday lost her
life after she was allegedly burnt by her husband identified as Keji
Osunjinrin on Sunday.

It was gathered that the incident happened at Olomoore in
Abeokuta North area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

It was also gathered that the husband came home late that night with a jerrycan of petroleum after he had had quarrel with the wife earlier
in the day and sprayed her wife while she was cooking in the kitchen.

The woman, it was reported had earlier attended a naming ceremony of her niece and told the man on phone that she was going for another
family party before coming home that night.

The husband reportedly turned down the request and insisted to deal
with the woman if she fails to come home earlier of she is spotted at
the family party.

It was further gathered that the wife suffered severe burnt on all
part of her body while part of the kitchen also got burnt in the

Keji who was said to be a popular politician and land speculator in
Ita Oshi area of the state capital immediately rushed the wife to Akin
Olugbade hospital where the woman gave up the ghost yesterday morning.

When our correspondent visited the hospital yesterday, the husband,
family members and other sympathisers thronged the hospital to sympathise with the family.

The husband who was seen with her young daughter told some of the
family members that the incident was not intentional.

He explained that he came home with the petrol to power his generator
but the jerrycan caught fire through the kitchen before he flung it
and eventually landed on his wife.

But many family members of the deceased woman queried the authenticity
of his story and inquired why the fire didn’t burn any part of his own
body since it was ignited in his hand.

The 21/c of Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola
Oyeyemi who confirmed the incident told our correspondent that the
suspect has been arrested and undergoing interrogation.

Oyeyemi who further revealed that the remains of the woman have been
deposited at an undisclosed morgue said the state Commissioner of
Police, Abdulmajid Ali has directed the matter be transferred to
police headquarters in Eleweran.

He further explained that the suspect would go through discreet
investigation by the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation
Department after which he would be charged to court.


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