OGUN STATE-(MaraviPost)-Police in Nigeria have arrested a women for pouring petrol on her 10-year-old daughter before setting her ablaze.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the news of the arrest in a statement on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.
According to Oyeyemi, the incident happened on the 20th of March 2022 in Mowe area, Ogun state and the suspect, Aisha Tijani, confessed to the crime. She allegedly claimed that she did not know what came upon her when she committed the diabolic act.
Punch reported that prior to the gruesome act, the woman got annoyed after the victim took a phone she seized from one of her children and gave it back to the child whose hand the phone was seized.
She reportedly later poured petrol on the little girl and set her ablaze before a neighbor reported the incident to Mowe Divisional Police Headquarters.
The victim, who was badly burnt, was rushed to a nearby hospital from where she was referred to the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital (OOUTH).
The mother of five, who claimed to have been separated from the father of the children, will be interrogated at the State of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID).