I DON’T KNOW WHAT CAME OVER ME — Woman Says After Setting Her 10-yr-old Daughter Ablaze Over Phone

  A housewife and mother of five, Aisha Tijani, is currently cooling her feet at the Mowe Divisional Police Headquarters in Ogun State, having allegedly setting her 10-year-old daughter ablaze.

  The girl’s offence, it was gathered, was that she took a phone seized by her mother from one of her siblings and returned same to the owner.

   The state Police Public Relations Officer DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a release, AZ:5310/OGS/PRO/VOL7/87/22/03/2022, said the suspect poured Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) on the little girl and set her ablaze.

   “The suspect, Aisha Tijani, was arrested following a report lodged at the 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 from whose hand the phone was seized.

   “Upon the report, the DPO Mowe Division, CSP Folashade Tanaruno, moved to the scene with the detectives and got the suspect arrested.

   “The victim, who had been badly burnt, was 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 wicked act,” it was stated in the release.

   DSP Oyeyemi said the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation

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