A mother of five has been arrested by the Ogun State Police for setting her 10-year-old daughter ablaze.
The command’s public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed this in a press statement on Tuesday.
“The suspect, Aisha Tijani was arrested following a report lodged at Mowe divisional headquarters by one Moroof Ayinde, who reported that the suspect who lives in the same house with him poured petrol on her little daughter and set her ablaze.”
” He stated further that, the woman got annoyed because the little girl took a phone she seized from one of her children from where she kept it and gave it back to the child whose hand the phone was seized,” he said.
He said that upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Mowe division, CSP Folashade Tanaruno quickly moved to the scene with the detectives and got the suspect arrested.
The victim, who had been badly burnt was said to have been rushed to the nearest hospital from where she was referred to Olabisi Onabanjo teaching hospital for proper medical attention.
On interrogation, the suspect, who claimed to have been separated from the father of the children, explained to the police that she didn’t know what came over her when she was carrying out the act.
The commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has however ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.