The 75-year-old grandmother, Iforiti Olowo, who set her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren ablaze in Akure South local government area of Ondo State, is dead.
It was gathered that the septuagenarian, who sustained some degrees of burns in the fire, passed away at the weekend in an undisclosed hospital.
It would be recalled that the woman, who lived with her son at Aponmu community, along Ondo-Akure road, set the house ablaze while the family was asleep.
Some neighbours broke into the house through the window, rescued her son, Victor Oloro; wife, Rachael; and children, Toluwani and Blessing.
They were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Owo for medical attention.
Unfortunately, Victor and his wife gave up the ghost while their children are said to be receiving treatment.
The aged woman, Iforiti, while speaking with journalists after the incident, confessed that she burnt her son and his family, claiming that they were starving her.
A police investigator in the case also confirmed Mrs. Olowo’s death.
“Yes, she is dead. She has been moved to the morgue.” the police source said.
A resident, who spoke to Daily Trust under condition of anonymity, also confirmed the development on Tuesday night.
“We have been told now that the woman has given up the ghost,” she said.