By Tunde Oyekola, Osogbo
A 42 year old Housewife, Mrs Folashade Olawale and two others have been arrested by the Police in Osun State for allegedly setting ablaze the house of her step wife, Mrs Khadijat Olawale which led to the death of her three year old daughter.
The incident according to Mr Olafimihan Adeoye, Osun State Commissioner of Police occupied at Abudo Village in Egbedore Local Government Area of the State.
Adeoye said that the husband of the suspect who is a traditional ruler of the community Oba Morufudeen Olawale, the Alabudo of Abudo reported that the suspect and her accomplices, at about 1am, on June 6, left their base in Ede for Abudo Village, where the stepwife and her late daughter reside and set her house ablaze while they were fast asleep inside the house.
He said consequently, the inferno led to the death of the stepwife’s daughter while the stepwife herself was seriously injured and later admitted at a private hospital where she was receiving treatment.
He said police investigation further revealed that the suspect was the third wife of Oba Olawale who reported the matter to the police, while the victim was his fourth wife.
Adeoye however said that the three arrested suspects would all soon be charged to court.