By Ben Ekezie
Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 46-year-old man, Hassan Azeez, who was alleged to have set his wife ablaze over her inability to serve him food on time.
According to the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Superintendent of Police the suspect who fled after committing the act since October was recently arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Oyeyemi stated: “The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Ibogun divisional headquarters by the victim’s father, who reported on October 22, 2022, that her daughter, Olayinka Hassan was set ablaze by her husband over a minor disagreement, and that the victim, a mother of one, has been rushed to a hospital in Ibadan.
“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 has escaped.
“Since then, the police operatives have been on his trail until January 22, when he was eventually apprehended.
“According to him, he asked the victim to prepare food for him, but instead of the victim to prepare his food, she was busy washing clothes. He stated further that he got annoyed because he was hungry and the annoyance made him to pour petrol on her and set her on fire.
When asked whose clothes the woman was washing, he confessed that it was his clothes.”