5 people were on Sunday set ablaze while they slept at their house located at Ajumose, Ogbein area of Ede, Osun State. They’re the suspect’s rival, Munirudeen Lawal; the lover, Hadijat Adegoke, and her 3 children. They’re
set ablaze by a man, who allegedly felt scorned that his lover was also dating another man.
Lawal died on Tuesday while Hadijat died on Wednesday. Hadijat, 35, had recently moved to her own house. She and her 4 children ─ Fawas (13), Ishwat (12), Sodiq (8), and Fathia (6), were said to be the residents in the two-bedroomed apartment. She had a bricklayer lover who assisted in erecting the structure, while other lovers also helped too.
Hadijat was said to have abandoned her husband at a rented apartment and invited Lawal to pass the night at the new house. But an unidentified man, who was also her lover, sneaked into the area. The man was said to have discovered that they were having sex. He was visibly angry. Nobody paid him any notice because such drama was not a new thing.
He however left and came back with a jerrycan of petrol. He poured the content around the room Adegoke and Lawal were sleeping and set it ablaze before escaping from the area. The fire which affected only the room, burnt the two lovers and 3 out of Hadijat’s 4 children.
Only Ishwat escaped unscathed because she was yet to sleep then. Hadijat and Lawal died at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, while the 3 kids are responding to treatment at the Muslim Hospital, Ede…. R.I.P to d dead……