- Steven Jiya, an alleged drug addict, has reportedly set her biological mother, Comfort Jiya, ablaze in Minna, Niger
- Comfort was said to be in her kitchen at her residence in the Darussalam area of Minna when the unfortunate incident happened
- According to the report, Comfort gave up on Friday, December 24, four days after she was rushed to the hospital
Minna, Niger - Tragedy struck on Monday, December 20, in Minna, the capital of Niger state, when an alleged drug addict, Steven Jiya, set her biological mother, Comfort Jiya, ablaze.
Daily Trust reports that until her death, Comfort was the former principal of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Sabon Wuse and Maryam Babangida Girls’ Science College, Minna.
Legit.ng gathered that Steven reportedly returned from Suleja on Monday, December 20, and poured petrol on his mother while she was in her kitchen at her residence in the Darussalam area of Minna.
The newspaper noted that a family source that she died at about 3 pm on Friday, December 24, at Minna General Hospital where she was receiving treatment.
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It was also reported that Steven had made several attempts to harm his mother but had his way when he poured petrol on her.
The Niger state police command public relations officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, could not be reached for comments as of the time this report was filed.
According to the report, Steven has already been remanded by a Minna high court, saying that the GRA Police division, Minna, had arraigned him in court.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Sylvester Oromoni (Snr), father of the late 12-year-old student of Dowen College Lagos, Sylvester Oromoni (Jnr) expressed surprise over the bail that was granted to the five suspects arrested in connection with the incident.
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It was reported that Oromoni on Wednesday, December 22, in Delta insisted that the 21-day remand period granted the police to investigate the death of his son is not due until December 28, 2021.
He also alleged that the school authorities in connivance with the parents of the accused may be working against his quest in seeking justice for his late.
Nigerian lawmaker attacked shot by gunmen in Delta
In a related report, a member of the Delta state House of Assembly, Hon Reuben Izeze, who represents Ughelli South Constituency in Effurun, Uvwie local government area, was shot by gunmen on Thursday, December 23.
The worrisome incident has been confirmed by the spokesman of the police command in the state, Bright Edafe.