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Mother sets family ablaze in Ondo

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Woman, Mrs Iforiti has allegedly set her middle-aged son, wife, and two grandchildren ablaze in Aponmu, along Ondo-Akure Road, Akure, Ondo State.

Eye witnesses said that the fire resulted in the killing of three persons including her son, Victor; wife Racheal, and one of the grandchildren while the remaining child is in critical condition.

The house was razed around 2:00 am at the weekend and had to break the window to rescue everyone in the house.

“The woman, her son, Victor Oloro; wife, Rachael; and children, Toluwani and Blessing, were all in the house when the woman set it on fire.

“She got some dry palm fronds and the little petrol her son kept in a gallon (for generator), spread it around the house, and then put fire to it.

“I was the first person to notice the fire and jumped into the house before other members of the community joined me in rescuing them. We got a vehicle immediately to transport them to the government hospital in Akure, the state capital.”

“When we got to Akure (UNIMED annex), the doctors and nurses rejected the patients, saying they cannot take care of them due to the degree of the burn, and advised that we take them to the Federal Medical Centre in Owo.

“Unfortunately, we lost our last grandchild, who was just two and a half years old, immediately we got to Owo.

“On Sunday, the son and his wife gave up the ghost while the only grandchild left is in a critical condition.”

It was further gathered that the suspect, Iforiti, who was not in any way affected by the fire was said to have attempted suicide sometime in 2022 by jumping into a well but was rescued by neighbours.


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