One Aisha Tijani has been arrested by the operatives of the Ogun State Police Command for setting her 10-year-old daughter ablaze.
The incident, according to the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, happened last Sunday at the Mowe area in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.
The matter was said to have been reported by a co-tenant of Tijani, Moroof Ayinde, at the Mowe Divisional Police Headquarters, who informed the Police that the suspect got annoyed because the victim gave out a phone seized from one of her siblings.
The Divisional Police Officer, Mowe, CSP Folashade Tanaruno, upon the information ordered his men to the scene and got the suspect arrested.
Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the victim who was badly burnt was rushed to a hospital and later taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.
During interrogation, the suspect, who claimed to have been separated from the father of the children, explained to the police that she didn’t know what came over her when she was carrying out the wicked act.