Ondo: Police vows to arrest suspected arsonist who set 9 family members ablaze

The Ondo State Police Command on Wednesday vowed to arrest the fleeing suspect who killed eight members of a family of nine by setting on fire their home in Okitipupa Local Government Area.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, who gave the assurance described the incident as unfortunate, just as hd commiserated with the family of the deceased.

According to him, “I do not know what was on the mind of the suspect to have set ablaze the family members, this is very unfortunate.

“Although on the run, we are seriously on a manhunt for the suspect who committed this dastardly act and we will bring him to justice,” he said.

The residents of Igbodigo in Ayeka, Okitipupa, as reliably gathered woke up on Tuesday morning to the horrible sight of nine family members severely burnt by fire.

The arsonist, believed to be a jilted suitor of a female member of the family, was reported to have at 2.00 a.m. while the family members were asleep poured petrol around their apartment and set it on fire.

One of the victims was rescued with severe burns and rushed to a hospital in Okitipupa and later transferred to State Specialist Hospital where doctors are battling to save his life, Mega Icon Magazine learnt.

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