A Monarch’s wife identified as Mrs Folasade Olawale, has been arrested by the Osun State Police command for reportedly setting her 3-year-old stepdaughter, Ikimoh Akeem, ablaze.
The suspect who is the wife of Alabudo of Abudo, a community in the Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State, was charged with conspiracy, arson and murder of her three-year-old stepdaughter as she reportedly set a building on fire while the victim was sleeping inside.
The arrest of the suspect over the incident which left others injured too, came after the 45-year-old monarch, Oba Morufudeen Olawale, reported the incident to the police and said jealousy was responsible for his wife’s action.
Confirming the incident, the Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, on Thursday disclosed that the monarch’s wife, together with one Waheed Oladosu and Sherif Tijani, allegedly set the building on fire.
“The suspects on June 5, 2018, left Ede for Abudo, a village in the Egbedore Local Government Area, and set ablaze the house of one Olawale Kadijat, aged 20, in Abudo.
“Consequently, one Ikimoh Akeem, a three-year-old girl, lost her life, while Khadijat, the fourth wife of the monarch,was injured by the fire and admitted to a hospital for treatment,
“Investigation revealed that the female suspect did not support the marriage of her husband to the fourth wife and because of this, she conspired with the other suspects to carry out the crime.”
The suspect who kept crying, couldn’t respond to question from a Punch’s correspondent. This is coming after a 34-year-old woman, Uzoma Austin was arraigned before an Ogudu magistrate’s court in Lagos for allegedly setting her 12-year-old foster child ablaze.
Mrs. Austin, who resides at 5, Adesoji Street, Agiliti, Mile 12 area of Lagos, was arraigned on a two-count charge of injuring by explosive substance and causing grievous harm. The police in charge of the matter, Sergeant Lucky Ihiehie, had earlier told the court that the woman set the little girl ablaze on June 8, at her residence, for stealing N1,000.