Woman loses child, home in a fire set by neighbour




The police in Lagos have arrested a man, Shola Adewunmi, who is said to have set ablaze the shanty that housed a petty trader, Bose Enitan,  and her three children in the Power Line area of Alagbado.

The fire was said to have killed one of the woman’s children.

According to Enitan’s neighbours, she and Shola had an altercation in the day, only for him to allegedly set the ‘home’ on fire while the family were asleep.

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Edgar Imohimi, said, “I consider this case a callous one about man’s inhumanity to man. Fortunately, the suspect has been arrested. This is the dwelling place of the woman and three of her children; they were sleeping and suddenly, there was a fire outbreak. They sustained major degrees of burns and were rushed to the Gbagada General Hospital.

“Fortunately, the DPO and his team were able to recover a phone and that phone was traced to one Shola Adewunmi, who previously had a serious altercation with the woman. From the evidence we have so far, he purposely set fire on the shanty with the intent of burning the woman and her three children alive. He has been arrested and I have ordered that he should be taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, where he will be properly interrogated.”


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