The Ondo state police command is currently on the trail of a bitter ex-boyfriend, identified as Deji Adenuga a.k.a. Dakar, who allegedly set eight family members of his estranged girlfriend ablaze on Adetuwo street, Igbodigo town, in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State on Tuesday April 23rd.
Deji was reportedly dating a girl named Titi for a while and she recently called their relationship off. Angry that she was leaving him, he went to the girl’s family house and set the building ablaze. Five of the victims have so far died from the incident while three others are currently receiving treatment at the Trauma Centre, Ondo town, Ondo State.
“What happened today (Tuesday) was shocking. The man (Adenuga) almost wiped out an entire family early this morning. He was angry because the girl (Titi) he was dating said she was no more interested in the relationship. In order to deal with the girl, he poured petrol in the room where all members of her family were sleeping and set them ablaze.
“He actually missed his target because the girl was not in the room at the time he set the room ablaze.
“Eight members of the family were severely burnt. Five of them have been confirmed dead, while the remaining three were rushed to the Trauma Centre, Ondo, where they are receiving treatment.” a source told Punch
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, said the police had begun investigation into the incident.
“We are on the trail of the suspect, while investigation has commenced into the matter. We will soon arrest him,” Joseph said.