A 46-year-old man, Hassan Azeez has been arrested by the police for setting his wife ablaze for washing his clothes instead of cooking.
SP Abimbola Oyeyemi of Ogun State Police command has issued a statement that the victim’s father reported to Ibogun divisional headquarters that his daughter, Olayinka Hassan, was set ablaze by her husband.
The statement said;
“Upon the report, the DPO Ibogun division, CSP Samuel Oladele quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene. But before getting there, the suspect had escaped. Since then, the police operatives have been on his trail until the 22nd of January when he was eventually apprehended.
On interrogation, the suspect who claimed to have run away to Benin Republic confessed to the commission of the crime but blamed it on the devil.
According to him, he asked the victim to prepare food for him but instead of the victim preparing his food, she was busy washing clothes. He stated further that he got annoyed because he was hungry and the annoyance made him pour petrol on her and set her on fire. When asked whose clothes the woman was washing, he confessed that it was his clothes.”