Two of 4 youngsters set ablaze by foster father in Ondo are useless: Police

Two of 4 youngsters set ablaze by foster father in Ondo are useless: Police

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

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The police on Tuesday confirmed that two of the youngsters set ablaze by their foster father in Ondo State have died from issues.

Confirming the event to Peoples Gazette on Tuesday, police spokesperson in Ondo, Funmilayo Odunlami, stated the youngsters died on the Federal Medical Hospital, Owo.

“Two of them (youngsters) have died. They suffered extreme burns and couldn’t survive the issues,” Ms Odunlami informed The Gazette. 

She defined that every little thing was being executed by medical doctors to save lots of the remaining youngsters, including that their mom was but to recuperate from the trauma of the assault.

“Although she’s responding to the remedy, you may think about the trauma,” Ms Odunlami stated.

The police spokesperson added that the suspect could be charged with homicide and arson instantly after investigation has been concluded. 

Final weekend, the police arrested 54-year-old Ojo Joseph in Ondo city for allegedly setting ablaze 5 of his stepchildren. 

Mr Joseph was stated to have had a misunderstanding along with his estranged spouse, proceeded to pour petrol contained in the room along with his stepchildren and set them on fireplace whereas asleep. 

The Gazette had reported that the incident occurred within the Fagun space of Ondo city. 

One of many youngsters was stated to have died immediately, leaving 4 others with critical accidents. 

Nevertheless, Ms Odunlami stated the suspect, who’s now in police custody, was being interrogated by detectives in command of the case. 

She added that the suspect could be paraded earlier than the press by Wednesday afternoon. 

Talking on her hospital mattress the place she’s at the moment receiving remedy, Esther Ojo, mom of the youngsters, defined that her husband was within the behavior of abusing her on minor points.

“I had a twin for him. So, that afternoon (day of the incident), he accused me of taking her youngsters to the market sq. to solicit cash as a beggar however I informed him it’s a lie and I didn’t do it. 

“Later, I noticed him when he went to purchase petrol however I assumed it was what he wished to make use of at work the subsequent day as a result of he’s a timber contractor.

“Sadly, when it was night time I heard individuals screaming fireplace beside my room and my first daughter was shouting too. I woke from my sleep and realised the room occupying my youngsters was already on fireplace,” she informed The Gazette.

Mrs Ojo stated, “I used to be capable of rescue 4 of the youngsters, and whereas I used to be attempting to rescue the final little one, I used to be burnt by the fireplace and the inferno consumed him and he died.

“We have been even rushed to a distinct hospital in Ondo however we have been rejected. They informed us they will’t deal with our case earlier than we have been rushed in an ambulance to FMC, Owo.”

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