A bitter ex-boyfriend, Deji Adenuga aka Dakar, is currently being trailed by the Ondo state police command for allegedly setting eight family members of his estranged girlfriend ablaze on Adetuwo street, Igbodigo town, in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State on Tuesday April 23rd.
This was after he was jilted by the girl named Titi who recently called their relationship off.
Out of anger, he went to the girl’s family house and set the building ablaze. The fire killed five people while three others are currently receiving treatment at the Trauma Centre, Ondo town, Ondo State.
“What happened today (Tuesday) was shocking. The man (Adenuga) almost wiped out an entire family early this morning. He was angry because the girl (Titi) he was dating said she was no more interested in the relationship. In order to deal with the girl, he poured petrol in the room where all members of her family were sleeping and set them ablaze.
“He actually missed his target because the girl was not in the room at the time he set the room ablaze.
“Eight members of the family were severely burnt. Five of them have been confirmed dead, while the remaining three were rushed to the Trauma Centre, Ondo, where they are receiving treatment.” a source said.
Police Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, revealed that investigations into the incident has began.
“We are on the trail of the suspect, while investigation has commenced into the matter. We will soon arrest him,” Joseph said.