Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 32-year-old housewife, Kehinde Abdul Wasiu, for allegedly setting her husband’s mistress ablaze.
The mom of three allegedly attacked Tosin Olugbade, 23, and set her ablaze during a brawl on November 14, 2021.
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Onipanu divisional headquarters in Ota by the husband of the deceased, one Fatai Olugbade, who reported on November 22, that sometime in August 2021, he accused his wife of having extramarital affair with one Ismail Wasiu, and to his surprise, his wife packed out of his house and moved in with Wasiu.
He stated further that on November 14, 2021, he learned that Ismail Wasiu’s wife had an argument with his wife, and she poured petrol on her and set her ablaze.
According to the spokesman of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the deceased was rushed to the hospital by her family members but later gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer of Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele job, quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene where the husband of Kehinde who had asked his wife to run away was arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime but claimed that she didn’t know what came over her on that fateful day.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and her husband initially lied to the family of the deceased that it was cooking gas that exploded and burnt the deceased. But when the lie was exposed, the husband quickly asked the wife to take flight,” he said.