Husband Admits Setting Family of Nine Ablaze

A jilted husband, Deji Adenuga who set a family of nine ablaze at Igbodigo in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State has confessed to the crime, alleging that his estranged wife, Titilayo Sanumi aborted a four month old pregnancy which he claimed to be his without his consent.

Speaking with newsmen in Yoruba language when he was paraded at the Police State Headquarters in Akure, the arsonist said he decided to set ablaze the family house because his pregnant ex-wife ran away with his money totaling fifty-five thousand Naira.

The 45 year-old Deji Adenuga, who however regretted that such number of casualties were lost in the incident, said he intended burning down only the house to avenge his estranged wife’s actions of aborting his four months pregnancy and collecting his money and later cutting off their relationship.

The suspect, who was arrested few days ago in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, was convicted in year 2012 for killing his first wife but regained his freedom from Olokuta prison, Akure through a prerogative of mercy,

Parading three suspected kidnappers and ATM fraudster, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Undie Adie, said the command would charge the suspects to court for proper prosecution.

Other suspects included cousins from Nasarawa State Mumini Muhammodu and Seidu Muhammodu for alleged kidnapping in Akoko area and an ATM syndicate who had been allegedly defrauding bank customers.

Leke Adegbite

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