Many could not handle break ups so well as some turned out to be violent in retaliation.
A Nineteen-year-old and her friend set her ex-boyfriend’s house on fire at the Monkey Village, FESTAC area in Lagos State.
The teenager identified as Jemila Ibrahim and her accompany, Fatima Mohammed was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command personnel for the murderous act.
It was learnt that Jemila and her friend invaded her ex-lover, Mohammed Yusuf, residence around 5.30pm on November 18 and set it aflame, while his girlfriend, Rabi was inside.
Yusuf, who got to know about the incident, was said to have rushed home to rescue Rabi and took her to hospital, where she died on Saturday around noon.
According to what was gathered, Mohammed left Jemila over alleged infidelity on her part.
In a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Monday, disclosed that policemen from the Satellite Division arrested the duo, noting that the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, for further investigation.
The statement read in part, “The duo of Jemila Ibrahim and her friend, Fatima Mohammed, of Monkey Village, who accompanied Jemila to commit the heinous crime, have been arrested by the police operatives attached to the Satellite Division of the command.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, who condemned the crime, has ordered that the matter be transferred to the SCIID, Panti, for discreet investigation. The CP also vowed to go after those, who engage in crimes and social vices, and to rid the state of criminals and criminality.”