A 65-year-old landlord, Joseph Olaleye have been apprehended by police detectives attached to Otta division of the Ogun State Command for allegedly setting his tenant three year old son, Abdulahi Razaq ablaze leading to the boy’s death.
The State Police Spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement, noted that the 65-year-old, who resides in Olowosatide, Owode Ijako Ota in Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area of the state carried out the act at about 1pm on Monday. Adejobi said the suspect threw an ignited kerosene stove at the deceased, thus causing severe injuries on the victim and when he was rushed to a Hospital in Otta, the boy was confirmed dead.
“The state Commissioner of Police, 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 the good people of Ogun State that justice will be done in the matter”.