Ondo Arson: Two more children die after stepfather set 5 ablaze

Two more children set ablaze by their step- father, Ojo Joseph, have died at the hospital in Ondo state.



Ojo, aged 54, set five of his step-children ablaze at Fagun crescent area of Ondo town.


Out of 5 children, one died instantly in that inferno while 4 were rescued and taking to Ondo general hospital.

2nd child was reportedly died on Saturday morning when taking them to FMC, Owo.


While the 3rd one just died, a source told thenewstrack


The man alleged that his wife who is mother of the children offended him over a little misunderstanding.


He was said to have poured petrol into the room while the children were asleep and set their room on fire.


Spokesperson of the state police command, Funmi Odunlami confirmed this to our correspondent.

According to her, the two children died because they could not recover.

She added that everything is being done to save the two remaining children.

She said,”It is sad that two children have also died because of the severe burns.”.
She added that the man had been apprehended by the police for a case of alleged arson and murder.

She hinted further, that investigation would be carried out before charging the suspect to court.