One Deji Adenuga, also known as Dakar, has reportedly burnt his estranged girlfriend’s residence after burning her family residence on Adetuwo Street, Igbodigo town in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Reports say five out of eight of the woman’s family members who were in the one-room apartment at the time of the incident have died while three others are receiving treatment at the Trauma Centre, Ondo Town, Ondo.
Adenuga was said to have been angry after his girlfriend, identified as Titi, called off their relationship.
“What happened today (Tuesday) was shocking. The man (Adenuga) almost wiped out an entire family early this morning.
“He was angry because the girl (Titi) he was dating said she was no more interested in the relationship. In order to deal with the girl, he poured petrol in the room where all members of her family were sleeping and set them ablaze.
“He actually missed his target because the girl was not in the room at the time he set the room ablaze.
“Eight members of the family were severely burnt. Five of them have been confirmed dead, while the remaining three were rushed to the Trauma Centre, Ondo, where they are receiving treatment,” Punch Metro quoted a source to have said.
Femi Joseph, the police spokesman in the state, said investigation into the incident was ongoing.