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An angry 54-year-old man has been arrested by men of Ondo state police command. for allegedly setting five of his stepchildren ablaze after his wife denied him sex .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the
incident happened in the Fagun Crescent area of Ondo town.
A resident of the area who did not want his name in print, said that the suspect claimed that his wife, who is the mother of the victims, had offended him over a little misunderstanding.
The source said that the suspect committed the act because his wife denied him of sex.
SP Funmilayo Odunlami, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO) confirmed the incident on Sunday in Akure.
Odunlami explained that the incident occurred on Saturday and that the suspect was being investigated, while the victims (stepchildren) were being treated at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo.
“This is a case of alleged arson and murder, and we need to investigate it to know the cause and how it happened.
“Meanwhile, the case has been transferred to our Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for proper investigation,” Odunlami said.
The suspect allegedly poured gasoline on the room while the kids were fast asleep.
It was gathered that one of them has died in the ensuing fire.
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