A man indentified as Chima has allegedly set his mother and sister ablaze while attempting to reprimand his sister for disrespecting their mother.
The Public Relations Officers of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, disclosed that the incident took place at Okokomaiko area of Ojo where the victims and the suspect reside.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed Chima’s arrest, disclosed that the suspect confessed to setting his sister ablaze for disrespecting their mother.
The PPRO said: “According to the suspect, he set his elder sister ablaze, because she disrespected their mother. The mother was cooking when the brother threw a keg of petrol at the sister and an explosion occurred. The mother also suffered burns, but she is fine, while the sister could not make it.’’
“The brother has been arrested and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for discrete investigation. He will soon be charged. Investigation is ongoing.”
It was gathered that the victims were rushed to a nearby hospital by neighbours but the sister died from severe burns, while the mother survived.
Chima was handed over to the Police by youths of the community who apprehended him while he attempted to flee.