These indeed are wicked days, if the deatails of a tragic event in Ondo are confirmed. A 75-year-old grandmother, claiming to have been starved by her son and his wife, has allegedly sent them and one of her grandchildren to the great beyond by setting their house ablaze on them, while they were asleep.
Grandma Iforiti Oloro, allegedly stealthily woke up at night and committed the heinous act in the Aponmu area of Ondo State capital Akure.
Police investigations are on to verify the authenticity of the tragedy.
State police spokesperson, Funmilayo Odunlami Omisanya said the divisional police officer, DPO in the community, was still awaiting the details of the incident. “So, I would advise you to give me more time to gather the facts.” she said.
But a neighbour, Bayo Adegboyega, disclosed that the residents noticed the family’s house was on fire on Saturday, about 2:00am and all the family members were at home.
“I had to join other neighbours in putting off the fire by breaking the windows to gain entry. But, sadly, by the time we entered, Victor Oloro, his wife Racheal, and their two children, Blessing and Toluwani, had been affected by the fire.”
“So, we rushed them to the Federal Medical Centre in Owo after being rejected at the state hospital in Akure because of the degrees of burns suffered from the fire incident but unfortunately, we lost the last born on arrival while on Sunday night, the man and his wife died. Only the firstborn is alive but in a critical condition.”
The old woman reportedly confessed to having set the building on fire because her son and his wife were allegedly starving her of food.