A jilted lover has allegedly set ablaze and killed eight family members at Igbodigho in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Titi Sanumi, the girl at centre of the storm, severely injured is said to be recuperating in the State Trauma Centre, in Ondo town.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Femi Joseph confirmed the incident to Channels Television.
“Nine family members, who were occupants of a house were set ablaze in their one-room apartment at Adetuwo Street in Igbodigho Tuesday.”
Channels Television gathered that a jilted lover by the name Adenuga, popularly known as Davar was angered after his girlfriend, Titi, left him.
This prompted him to set the house on fire, but Titi was not at home during the incident.
Mr. Joseph said that the suspect fled the community after committing the crime.
He also noted that five of the victims have been confirmed dead, adding that police are on Adenuga’s trail.