The Osun Police Command has arrested the wife of a traditional ruler and two persons suspected to have set ablaze the house of her rival, killing her three-year-old step daughter in the process.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Olafimihan Adeoye, who disclosed this to newsmen, said the husband of the suspect and a traditional ruler, Oba Morufudeen Olawale, reported the incident to the command.
Olawale is the Alabudo of Abudo in Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun,
Adeoye alleged that the suspect and her accomplices at about 1. am on June 6th, left their base in Ede for Abudo where the other wife and her late daughter reside and set her house ablaze while both were inside. The monarch said the inferno led to the death of the minor while the other wife was badly injured and is currently lying critically ill in a private hospital.
”The suspects on June 5, 2018, left Ede for Abudo, a village in the Egbedore Local Government Area, and set ablaze the house of one Olawale Kadijat, aged 20, in Abudo. Consequently, one Ikimoh Akeem, a three-year-old girl, lost her life, while Khadijat, the fourth wife of the monarch,was injured by the fire and admitted to a hospital for treatment. Investigation revealed that the female suspect did not support the marriage of her husband to the fourth wife and because of this, she conspired with the other suspects to carry out the crime” he said
Adeoye said police investigation revealed that the suspect was the third wife of the monarch while the victim’s mother was the fourth.
The police boss said the three suspects would soon be charged to court after investigation has been concluded