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I set my 86-year-old mother on fire because of pastor’s prophecy – Ondo woman

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I set my 86-year-old mother on fire because of pastor’s prophecy – Ondo woman

Story from Sussan ONUOHA

The Ondo State Police Command has apprehended a 45-year-old woman, simply identified as Abiodun, for setting her 86-year-old mother ablaze.

Abiodun set fire on her mother after pouring petrol on her.

The incident occured on Saturday in Ondo City, Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo.

Abiodun, popularly called ‘Iya Sunday’, said she set her mother ablaze because she was allegedly behind the misfortunes in her life.

An eyewitness, Sola Oladele, reported that the suspect came to her mother’s house on Friday around 5:am and called her out before pouring petrol on her and setting her on fire.

“I went to my mother’s house around 4:am and sat outside. When it was 5:am, I called out my mother from the house and immediately she came out, not knowing what was happening, I poured petrol on her body and set her on fire,” the culprit said.

“It all started when I went to one pastor for prayers, and he told me that my mother was behind what was happening to me. I did not believe it at first, then my mother also took me somewhere to see a 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,” the woman added.

Reacting to the incident, the spokesperson of Ondo State Police Command, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, disclosed that the victim (mother) died on Saturday from the injuries she sustained from the fire.

She affirmed that since the woman died at the hospital while receiving treatment, the suspect would be charged with a case of murder.

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