The wife of a traditional ruler in Osun, Oba Morufudeen Olawale, the Alabudo of Abudo, has been arrested for arson and murder.
Folasade Olawale, who is the Oba’s third wife, reportedly hired some hoodlums to burn down the house of the fourth wife. The three-year-old daughter of the Oba’s fourth wife died in the inferno while other occupants of the house sustained injuries.
Oba Olawale was quoted as saying that Folasade set the house ablaze because she was jealous of his fourth wife.
Folasade, who is currently in police net however said she only instructed the thugs to beat up her rival, not burn down her house.
According to Daily Trust, Folasade who confessed to the crime weeping and pleading for mercy, said she was cursed.
It was gathered that Folasade had previously divorced two men before getting married to the traditional ruler. She had eight children from the previous marriages.
She told the newspaper that she had a child for the monarch but the child died.