Family of 7 Locked and Set Ablaze Inside shop by a Single Mother

Admin 16-Jan-2021 Crime


Facts have emerged why a single mother, Miss Imole Sesan, locked a shop belonging to her late father’s sister, Mrs. Remi Joseph, from outside then poured petrol from the window, setting 7 members of the family ablaze while they were asleep in Lagos.

The incident happened at Dupeolu Street, Pipeline Bus Stop in Idimu area of Lagos, when Mrs. Remi Joseph was sleeping with her children and grand children who visited.

So far, three of the victims have died due to severe burns including Mrs. Remi Joseph, while doctors are still battling to save the lives of the other victims at the hospitals.

The Police from Idimu Division have arrested the suspect, Imole and transferred her to the Homicide Section of the SCIID Panti, Yaba, Lagos, for further investigation over the dastardly act, which caused the death of the victims.

It was gathered that the suspect, Imole, visited Mrs. Remi on 1st and 3rd of January 2021, demanding from her the share of her late father on the rent of the family property located at Mafoluku in Oshodi, Lagos and she was told that the tenants have not paid their rents.

She did not believe Mrs. Remi even after calls were placed to some of the tenants to confirm if they had paid the rent.

She was said to have become very angry and threatened to deal with Mrs. Remi.

The suspect, Imole, was said to have used razor blade in the early morning, tore the window net, poured petrol from bottled water can and then used matches to set the place on fire.

The whole shop started burning from the inside and the victims struggled to come out but she had already locked the shop from outside; they were severely burnt before they were rescued and rushed to hospital.

Police sources said the matter had been transferred to SCIID Panti for further investigations.

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