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Man sets himself, ex-wife and 2 children ablaze in Ibadan

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A Nigerian man, Ahmed Saka, has killed his ex-wife and two children after threatening he would kill her for walking out of their marriage.

According to reports, Saka and Mutiat lived in their home in the Shogoye area in Oyo State. Recently, Mutiat told Saka she was no longer interested in their relationship and will be leaving him for good. This infuriated Saka who threatened to kill her.

True to his threat, on Wednesday night April 7, Saka set their home ablaze, killing Mutiat, two children, and injured four others with severe burns.

Apart from Mutiat and Saka, two children who lost their lives were identified as Ramon Sarumi (10) and Abiodun Oladele (seven). Those with severe burns include Bisola Oladele, Lateef Sarumi, Aishat Sarumi, and Wosilat Sarumi.

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.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi, said an investigation has commenced into the matter.

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