Hoodlums set man’s family house ablaze, kill husband, wife, son, housemaid


Photo: The deceased husband and wife 

Suspected criminals have allegedly killed a husband Kehinde Fatinoye and his wife, Bukola, as well as their son and housemaid by setting their house on fire.

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The incident is said to have occurred on Sunday shortly after the family returned from a New Year/Crossover service in Abeokuta, Ogun State. 

The suspects are believed to have trailed the couple from the church where they had worshipped to their private residence before setting the home ablaze.

Confirming the incident, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesman for the Police Command in Ogun State, reside in the Ibara Government Reservation Area of the capital, said that a suspect has been arrested in connection with tragedy.

According to the police spokesman, the suspects kidnapped the victims’ son alongside the housemaid and threw them into a river along the Adigbe-Obada axis of the town.

Until his death, Kehinde was a staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) while his wife Bukola worked with the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

He said that the victims were burnt beyond recognition with their remains later packed by policemen and health officials at the scene and driven to the hospital in an ambulance.

Abimbola said that investigations to unravel both the immediate and remote causes of the incident have been launched by the police command and assured that justice would be served.

Periscope International reports that hundreds of symphatizers were seen gathered at the deceased’s house and profusely crying over the sad development.

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