A 65-year-old landlord, Joseph Olaleye has been arrested for allegedly setting ablaze the 3-year-old son of his tenant, Abdulahi Razaq in Ogun State.
The unfortunate incident occurred at his residence in Olowosatide, Owode Ijako Ota in Ado Odo Otta LGA of the state on Monday August 30, 2015.
On the fateful day, the landlord and the deceased father were having an argument when the former threw an ignited kerosene stove at the boy, according to Vanguard.
The deceased reportedly sustained severe injuries and was immediately rushed to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.
Confirming the incident via a statement, the spokesperson of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the landlord will be charged to court soon
Adejobi said: “The Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Abdulmajid Ali, who described the incident as unfortunate, has directed that the suspect be charged to court after investigation without any delay.
“The Police boss has however sympathised with the family of the late young boy and assured them, as well as Good people of Ogun state, of justice in the matter.”