A man, Monday Daniel, reportedly burnt an eight-month-old baby, Blessing Ode, to death in Budo Alaka village in Kisi, in the Oriire Local Government Area of Oyo State.
A report said the man, who is suspected to be mentally unstable, razed the building in which the infant and others were because he requested for money but wasn’t given.
Aside the infant, others killed in the inferno are Friday Ode, 10, Mummy Ogbada, 6, Daddy Ogbada, and Ogunma Ogbada, 46. Two people reportedly survived the fire. They are Samuel Ode, 24, and Mariam Ode, 21, and are currently receiving treatment at Muslim Hospital, Kisi.
An eyewitness allegedly told The PUNCH the suspect escaped, but was eventually arrested by the police. DSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, deputy superintendent, and spokesman for the Oyo Police Command, said Daniel would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
- Adefola Ademosu