The Lagos State Police has arrested a 19-year-old girl, Jemila Ibrahim, and her friend, Fatima Mohammed, 21, for setting ablaze the house of one Mohammed Yusuf, of Monkey Village, Lagos State, and his girlfriend, Rabi, on Wednesday, November 18.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, says Mohammed, an ex-lover to Jemila, had the hint of the incident and rushed to the home but met his house on fire. He reportedly managed to rescue Rabi, his new lover, from the inferno and took her to the hospital where she gave up the ghost on Saturday, November 21.
The statement reads:
”Mohammed had alleged 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, f, and her friend, Fatimo Mohammed, f, 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. ”
Adejobi disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the matter be transferred to the State CID, Panti, for discreet investigation.