Man burns ex-wife,2 children and sets himself on fire in Nigeria,Ibadan.
A man, Ahmed Saka, on Wednesday in Ibadan, Oyo State carried out his threat to kill his ex-lover and end his own life for ending relationship with him.
He set his ex-lover’s room ablaze at about 1:50am, killing the mother and two children.
Four others sustained severe burns.
The matter was reported at Mapo police station by one of the neighbours, Olaide Aliu at about 5:10am. This led the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Mapo and other detectives to visit the scene. After taking photographs, the police operatives also evacuated the corpses from the scene to the mortuary of State Hospital, Adeoyo, Ibadan, for autopsy.
The injured ones were however taken to Anglican Diocese Hospital, Molete, for prompt medical treatment.
But Saka himself was not spared, as he later succumbed to injuries he sustained in the fire.
The woman, Mutiat Oladele, and Saka, who lived in the same house at Shogoye area, Idi Arere in Ibadan, had been lovers, before she told him she was no longer interested in the relationship.
It is believed that Saka was not happy with the severance of the relationship, making to threaten the woman that he would kill her and end his own life, if they could no longer be together.