A grandmother, recognized as lforiti, has allegedly set her son, spouse, and two grandchildren ablaze in Apomu neighborhood, Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Sources stated that the grandmother, who resides along with her son in the identical home, had complained that they starved her of meals.
It was gathered that she reportedly set the home ablaze whereas the relations have been asleep, killing three of them, together with her son, Victor; spouse, Racheal, and one of many grandchildren, whereas the opposite baby is in important situation on the Federal Medical Centre FMC, Owo.
Narrating the unhappy incident to newsmen in Akure, an eyewitness, Korede Michael, stated, “We noticed the home on fireplace round 2:00 am on the weekend and needed to break the window to rescue everybody in the home.
“The lady, her son, Victor Oloro; spouse, Rachael; and youngsters, Toluwani and Blessing, have been all in the home when the girl set it on fireplace. She bought some dry palm fronds and the little petrol her son saved in a gallon (for generator), unfold it round the home after which put fireplace to it.”
“I used to be the primary particular person to note the fireplace and jumped into the home earlier than different members of the neighborhood joined me in rescuing them.
“We bought a car instantly to move them to the federal government hospital in Akure.
“Once we bought to Akure (UNIMED annex), the medical doctors and nurses rejected the sufferers, saying they might not care for them because of the diploma of the burn, and suggested that we take them to the Federal Medical Middle in Owo.
“Sadly, we misplaced the final grandchild, who was simply two and a half years outdated, instantly we bought to Owo.
“The son and his spouse, additionally, gave up the ghost whereas the one grandchild left is in a important situation.”
Korede stated that the suspect was not in any means affected by the fireplace.
”The kids couldn’t ship the girl out of the home when she began behaving unusually as a result of it was constructed by her late husband.”
Police sources stated that the suspect confessed that she burnt her son and his household as a result of they have been ravenous her of meals.
The state police spokesperson, Funmi Odunlami, whereas confirming the incident to our correspondent stated the case is now with the State Prison Investigation Division.