RAZORNEWS NIGERIA|November 23, 2020
The Lagos State Police has arrested one Jemila Ibrahim, 19, and her friend, Fatima Mohammed, 21, of Monkey Village, Festac Area, Lagos, for allegedly setting ablaze the house of one Mohammed Yusuf and his girlfriend, Rabi.
The incident, according to Lagos State police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi happened on November 18, 2020 around 5.30pm.
“Mohammed Yusuf, an ex-lover to Jemila, had the hint of the incident and rushed to the house where he met his house in flame but managed to rescue Rabi, his new lover, from the inferno and took her to the hospital where she gave up the ghost on November 21, 2020, around 12.pm.
“Mohammed had accused his former lover, Jemila Ibrahim, of infidelity before they broke up; he later met and fell in love with his new lover, Rabi, that was caught up in the inferno.
“The duo of Jemila Ibrahim, and her friend, Fatimo Mohammed, of Monkey Village, who accompanied Jemila to commit the heinous crime, have been arrested by the police operatives attached to Satellite Division of the command led by CSP Chike Oti.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, who condemned the crime, has ordered that the matter be transferred to the State CID, Panti, for discreet investigation. The Commissioner of Police also vowed to go after those who engage in crimes and social vices in order to get Lagos State rid of criminals and criminality”, he said.
The police boss however encouraged Lagosians to shun taking laws into their hands; noting that jungle justice would only truncate the administration of justice and that such could be counter-productive.