I didn’t know what came over me, says mother who set own child ablaze

A mother, Aisha Tijani, told the police she did not know what came over her that led to her setting her daughter ablaze.

Tijani was reportedly angered that her 10-year-old child gave away a mobile phone she had seized from her other child.

In her rage, she decided to set the minor alight.

A neighbour, Moroof Ayinde, living in the same house as Tijani decided to lodge a complaint with the police over the mother’s wicked act.

The police visited the scene of the crime and arrested Tijani. During interrogation, Tijani said she did not know what motivated her action. She also claimed to have been separated from the father of her three children.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, said the victim was badly burnt and she is currently receiving treatment at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.

The police said the case in under investigation.



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