A man identified as Ojo Daniyan has been arrested by police detectives for allegedly setting his wife, Dorcas, ablaze at Irese Road, Akure, Ondo State.
Ojo set his wife ablaze last Saturday, September 14, 2019 at about 11pm while his wife was asleep.
Before the incident happened, the victim and her husband had had a disagreement over the proceeds of a land she had sold.
Ojo not satisfied what the explanation given by his wife carried out the dastardly act.
It was gathered that a few hours before the incident, Ojo brought home a keg of petrol; and that, some hours later, a fire started while he was in the room with the deceased.
The source said, “When the fire started, it was one of the neighbours that perceived the smoke coming out from the room.
“We rescued the woman and rushed her to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo , where she died,”
Spokesman of the Ondo state police command, Femi Joseph,, said the suspect was in Police custody and that the Command had commenced investigation into the matter.
Joseph stated, “We have arrested the husband of the deceased, he is undergoing interrogation; but he is still denying his involvement in the crime, but circumstantial evidence is showing that he knows one or two things about the incident.
“We have commenced investigation into the incident.”