A 19-year-old girl known as Jemila Ibrahim and her friend, Fatima Mohammed, has been arrested by the personnel of the Lagos State Police Command for setting her ex-lover’s house on fire at the Monkey Village, FESTAC area of the state.
NEWSNAIJA learned that Jemila and her friend stormed the residence of her ex-lover, Mohammed Yusuf, around 5.30 pm on November 18 and set it on fire, while his girlfriend, Rabi was inside.
NEWSNAIJA further learned that Yusuf, who got to know about the incident, rushed home to rescue Rabi and took her to hospital, where she died on Saturday around noon.
It was gathered that Mohammed left Jemila over claimed infidelity on her part.
Olumuyiwa Adejobi, The state Police Public Relations Officer, in a statement on Monday, said policemen from the Satellite Division arrested the suspects, adding that Hakeem Odumosu, the state Commissioner of Police, 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, has 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.”
The CP, however, urged the residents of the state to avoid taking the law into their own hands.