A 43 years old man Yusuf Hassan, was on the 4th of April 2023 arrested by men of Ogun state Police Command for setting the apartment of his ex lover Busayo Falola ablazed thereby burning down the whole building.
The suspect was arrested, following a report lodged at Ago Iwoye divisional headquarters by a 62 years old landlady of the house, Adejoke Salau.
The Landlady said she heard a noise from one of her buildings within her compound situated at no 127, old Schorlar Palace Igan road Ago Iwoye, at about 1:15 am, and when she came out she discovered that the building was on fire while the tenants in the house were trapped in there.
She stated further that it was quick intervention of neighbors that rescued the three tenants, but the house got burnt completely.
Following the report, the DPO Ago Iwoye, CSP Noah Adekanye, led his men to the scene from where the occupants of the house were invited for interrogation.
One of the tenants, Falola Busayo informed the police that she saw her ex lover Yusuf Hassan at the back of her window at about 12:30 am of the fateful day.
She explained that she was scared to see him at that ungodly hour which made her to scream and ran out of her room to the room of another tenant.
This made other tenants to come out in order to check what Yusuf was up to, only for them to discover flame coming out from Busayo’s room.
The suspect, Yusuf Hassan has been apprehended by the Police.
He initially denied knowing anything about the incident, but when the DPO ordered detectives to go to his house and find out whether he was at home as of the time of the incident, he decided to open up and confessed been the person who set the house ablazed.
He said he intended to burn his ex lover in her own apartment because he had tried his possible best to reconcile with her but to no avail, and that was the reason why he bought #500 petrol, poured it into her room through the window and set it on fire.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution.