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Tension As Ondo Grandmother Sets Son, Family Ablaze

There was unrest in Apomu community, Akure, the Ondo State capital, as a grandmother, simply identified as Iforiti, was reported to have set her son, wife, and two grandchildren ablaze.

The grandmother had earlier complained to her neighbours that her son, who she stays with before his death, starved her of food, NIGERIACRIME learnt.

The grandmother was said to have successfully killed her son; Victor Oloro, his wife; Racheal and one of her grandchildren, while the last survivor is battling for his life at the Federal Medical Centre FMC, Owo.

According to reports, she allegedly set the house on fire when the family was asleep.

An eyewitness, Korede Michael, who narrated the incident told newsmen that it occurred around 2:00 am at the weekend, adding that the window of the building was forced opened to rescue the victims.

He said, “The woman, her son, Victor Oloro; wife, Rachael; and children, Toluwani and Blessing, were all in the house when the woman set it on fire. She got some dry palm fronds and the little petrol her son kept in a gallon (for generator), spread it around the house and then put fire to it.

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“I was the first person to notice the fire and jumped into the house before other members of the community joined me in rescuing them.

“We got a vehicle immediately to transport them to the government hospital in Akure.

“When we got to Akure (UNIMED annex), the doctors and nurses rejected the patients, saying they could not take care of them due to the degree of the burn, and advised that we take them to the Federal Medical Center in Owo.”

Michael narrated that the barely three-year-old grandchild died immediately they got to Owo and added that the suspect’s son and his wife also died a few moments later.

Korede said that the suspect was not in any way affected by the fire.

“The children could not send the woman out of the house when she started behaving strangely because it was built by her late husband,” he added.

Police sources said that the suspect confessed that she burnt her son and his family because they were starving her of food.

The state police spokesperson, Funmi Odunlami, confirmed the incident and said the case is now with the State Criminal Investigation Division.

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