Adebayo Adenrele

The Ondo State Police Command has apprehended a 54year-old father, Ojo Joseph for setting five step children ablaze, which resulted into death of one at Fagun crescent area, Ondo town in Ondo State.

NEWSTODAYNG gathered that, the man alleged that his wife who is the mother of the children offended him over a little misunderstanding.

This promoted him to pour petrol into the room of the children while asleep and set the kids on fire as one of them was burnt to death.

Four other victims are currently receiving treatment at Federal Medical Centre, Owo, while their mother and 18month-old twins escaped from inferno with minor injury.

Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Funmi Odunlami said the man had been nabbed by the police for a case of alleged arson and murder.

She furthered that, investigation would be carried out before charging him to court.