Daughter sets mother ablaze in Ondo

From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure

A 45-year-old woman simply identified as Abiodun has set her 86-year-old biological mother ablaze.

The incident happened at Ondo in Ondo West local government area of Ondo State.

The victim of the fire attack who eventually gave up the ghost was alleged to be the brain behind the calamity being faced by her daughter, hence the decision to take her life.

According to an eyewitness, the suspect got to the house on Friday and called out her mother before pouring petrol on her and setting her on fire.

The source said “What happened between them before the incident was not known, but the suspect has been arrested by police at the Enu-Owa division.”

The suspect, in her confessional statement said she took the decision because she was told by a spiritualist that her mother was behind her predicament.

“I went to my mother’s house by 4.00am and sat outside. When it was 5.00am., I called out my mother from the house. Immediately she came out, not knowing what was happening, I poured petrol on her body and set her on fire.

“I went to one pastor for prayer, and he told me that my mother was behind what is happening to me. I did not believe it at first. My mother also took me somewhere to see one woman. After my mother left, the woman also said the same thing.

“I burnt my mother because of what I heard from the pastor and the woman, that I can only be free from bondage when my mother is dead,” she explained.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state police command, Mrs. Funmi Odunlami confirmed the incident and said the suspect would be charged to court.

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