A man, Ojo Daniyan, has been arrested by the men of the Ondo State Police Command for alleged murder.
Daniyan allegedly set his wife, Dorcas, ablaze on Irese Road, Akure, the Ondo State capital on September 14, 2019, around 11 pm while the deceased was asleep.
It was gathered that before the incident happened, the deceased and her husband had a disagreement over the proceeds from the land she sold.
A source said few hours before the incident, Daniyan took home a jerry can filled with petrol but no one knew what he wanted to use it for.
But some hours later, the fire started and he was in the room with the deceased.
“When the fire started, it was one of the neighbours that perceived the smoke coming out from the room. We rescued the woman and rushed her to the Federal Medical Center, Owo, where she gave up the ghost,” the source said.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Femi Joseph, said the suspect was in police custody and the command had commenced investigation into the matter.
Joseph stated, “We have arrested the husband of the deceased and he is undergoing interrogation. He is still denying his involvement in the crime but circumstantial evidence is showing that he knows one or two things about the incident. We have commenced investigation into the incident.”