A resident of Lekki Phase 1 in Eyenkorin, Kwara State, has reportedly set his house on fire after a dispute with his wife on Sunday.
WikkiTimes learnt that the man’s family including his children and were trapped in the inferno. Though, they were later rescued.
Hassan Adekunle, the head of the Media and Publicity unit of the Kwara State Fire Service, confirmed the incident to newsmen yesterday.
Adekunle said it took the intervention of the resident who reported the incident and others for the occupants to be saved.
WikkiTimes gathered that the state’s fire fighters were able to put out the inferno and save it from spreading to other buildings in the neighbourhood.
“What we learnt was that the man can’t remember his name now, and his wife had a misunderstanding with him about two years ago before he relocated to another of his buildings, leaving the wife and children behind,” Adekunle said, adding that the enraged man wanted his family to vacate the house he had left them before relocating.
“All attempts to settle the matter did not yield results and the move to also convince him to allow the wife and children to live there since he had another house also failed,” continued Adekunle. “According to the report, the man suddenly appeared on Sunday and sprayed the three bedrooms flat with petrol before setting it ablaze with the children inside, saying his wife was frustrating him with.”