A man is alleged to have set fire to a house with his five stepchildren inside. The incident happened at the Fagun area of Ondo state on Sunday.
According to a report, the man, identified as Joseph Ojo, carried out the act following a quarrel with the children’s mother.
While four of the children and their mother escaped the inferno, one burnt to death. The survivors have been hospitalized.
The police in the state said that Joseph had been arrested and currently being investigated for arson and murder.
Funmi Odunlami, the spokesperson for the Ondo police command, confirmed the incident.
She was quoted to have said that Joseph would be charged to court upon conclusion of police investigation into the incident.