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Man burns ex-lover, 2 kids to death in Ibadan


A man identified as Ahmed Saka, on Wednesday, killed his ex-lover, Mutiat Oladele and her two children by setting them ablaze in their apartment.

It was learned that the incident occurred in the Shogoye, Idi-Arere area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

Residents confirmed that the man and the deceased were lovers, however, the relationship went south, a development that made Saka threaten to end his life and that of Mutiat.

At night, the man went ahead with the dastardly act.

It was further gathered that three other children also sustained varying degree of injury as a result of the fire and are currently receiving treatment at the Anglican Diocese Hospital, Molete.

The man also died in the aftermath of the arson.

Confirming the incident on Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi, said, “They are concubine; the man went to set the house of his ex-lover ablaze because the woman said she was no longer interested in the relationship.

“The woman and her two children died as a result of the incident.

“The man that set the house ablaze died later while three other children sustain injury and are being treated at the hospital.”

Fadeyi noted that more investigations were ongoing.

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