The police detectives attached to Ota division of the command in Ogun State have arrested a 65-year-old landlord, Joseph Olaleye for allegedly setting a three year old boy of his tenant Abdulahi Razaq ablaze to death.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi in a statement said the suspect who lived in Olowosatide, Owode Ijako Ota in Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area of the state committed the crime on Monday around 1pm.
According to Adejobi, the incident occurred when the suspect threw an ignited kerosene stove at the boy, who was a son to one Olalekan Razak, one of the tenants of the suspect, which caused severe injuries on the victim before he was rushed to a Hospital in Ota where he was confirmed dead.
“The Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Abdulmajid Ali, who described the incident as unfortunate, has directed that the suspect be charged to court after investigation without any delay.
“The Police boss has however sympathised with the family of the late young boy and assured them, as well as Good people of Ogun state, of justice in the matter”, he said.