A bitter ex-boyfriend set a house on fire in the middle of the night to punish his ex-girlfriend. Unfortunately, unaware that the lady had left town after the fight which ended their long-time relationship, he killed nine in innocent members of her family
The man was identified as Adenuga was reportedly angered by the decision of the lady, Titi Sanumi, to quit the four-year relationship after he had invested so much in her.
The incident occurred on Adetuwo Street near a popular hotel in Ayeka/Igbodigo on Igbokoda Road, Okitipupa, Ondo State at about 2:35 am on Tuesday.
Reports said Adenuga, an ex-convict, broke into the family house armed with a keg with petrol.
It was gathered that two of the family members died at the scene of the fire while the remaining seven died at the Trauma Centre, Ondo, where they were rushed to.
Spokesman of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, confirmed the case saying: “One Victor Alade came to report the case to the Police… that seven of his family members were set ablaze in their sleep.
“He told us he suspected one Deji Adenuga but that he ran away from town after perpetrating the evil act. Investigation has already commenced. Our officers visited the scene and evacuated the corpses. So, I can assure you that our officers are already on the trail of the suspect, and in no distant time we shall apprehened him.”