Wednesday, 4 May 2016



A middle aged woman identified as Fatimo Osunjinrin yesterday lost her life after she was allegedly burnt by her husband identified as Keji Osunjinrin on Sunday.

Nigerian Pilot gathered that the incident happened at Olomoore in Abeokuta North area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

It was also gathered that the husband came home late that night with a Jerry can of petroleum after he had had quarrel with the wife earlier in the day and sprayed her wife while she was cooking in the kitchen.

The woman, it was reported had earlier attended a naming ceremony of her niece and told the man on phone that she was going for another family party before coming home that night.

The husband reportedly turned down the request and insisted to deal with the woman if she fails to come home earlier of she is spotted at the family party.

It was further gathered that the wife suffered severe burnt on all part of her body while part of the kitchen also got burnt in the process.

Keji who was said to be a popular politician and land speculator in Ita Oshi area of the state capital immediately rushed the wife to Akin Olugbade hospital where the woman gave up the ghost yesterday morning.

When our correspondent visited the hospital yesterday, the husband, family members and other sympathisers thronged the hospital to sympathise with the family.

The husband who was seen with her young daughter told some of the family members that the incident was not intentional.

But many family members of the deceased woman queried the authenticity of his story and inquired why the fire didn’t burn any part of his own body since it was ignited in his hand.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the incident told our correspondent that the suspect has been arrested and undergoing interrogation.

Oyeyemi who further revealed that the remains of the woman have been deposited at an undisclosed morgue said the state Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali has directed the matter be transferred to police headquarters in Eleweran.

He further explained that the suspect would go through discreet investigation by the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department after which he would be charged to court.

Nigerian Pilot

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