A 75-year-old grandmother, identified as Iforiti Oloro, has allegedly set her son, daughter-inlaw and two grandchildren ablaze in the Aponmu area of Ondo State capital Akure.
The grandmother who lives in the same compound as her son reportedly woke up at midnight while the family slept and set the house on fire.
Bayo Adegboyega, a resident in the community, explained that the residents noticed the family's house was on fire on Saturday, about 2:00am and all the family members were at home.
“I had to join other neighbours in putting off the fire by breaking the windows to gain entry. But, sadly, by the time we entered, Victor Oloro, his wife Racheal, and their two children, Blessing and Toluwani, had been affected by the fire.”
“So, we rushed them to the Federal Medical Centre in Owo after being rejected at the state hospital in Akure because of the degrees of burns suffered from the fire incident but unfortunately, we lost the last born on arrival while on Sunday night, the man and his wife died. Only the firstborn is alive but in a critical condition.”
The septuagenarian reportedly confessed to having set the building on fire because her son and his wife were allegedly starving her of food.
Confirming the incident, the state police spokesperson Funmilayo Odunlami Omisanya said the divisional police officer, DPO in the community, was still awaiting the details of the incident. So, I would advise you to give me more time to gather the facts.”