A 19-year-old girl, Jemila Ibrahim, has been arrested by the police in Lagos State for setting ablaze the house of her ex-lover, Mohammed Yusuf.
She was arrested alongside her friend, Fatima Mohammed, according to a press statement released on Monday by the Lagos State Police Command.
According to the statement; “Mohammed Yusuf, an ex-lover to Jemila, had the hint of the incident and rushed to the house where he met his house on flame but managed to rescue Rabi, his new lover, from the inferno and took her to the hospital where she gave up the ghost on November 21, 2020, at about 12pm.
“Mohammed had accused 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 and her friend, Fatima Mohammed, who accompanied Jemila to commit the heinous crime, have been arrested by the police operatives attached to Satellite Division of the command.”
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has “ordered that the matter be transferred to the State CID, Panti, for discreet investigation”.
Odumosu also vowed to “go after those who engage in crimes and social vices in order to rid Lagos State of criminals and criminality”.
The police boss encouraged Lagosians to “shun taking laws into their hands”; noting that “jungle justice will only truncate the administration of justice and such could be counterproductive”.