“What I Heard From Pastor”: Tragedy as Woman Sets Her Aged Mother Ablaze in Ondo, Police React

“What I Heard From Pastor”: Tragedy as Woman Sets Her Aged Mother Ablaze in Ondo, Police React

  • A woman reportedly set her mother ablaze in a bid to kill her, following revelations from her pastor and another woman
  • According to reports, the 45-year-old daughter claimed her pastor told her she wouldn't be free while her mother was still alive
  • The Ondo state police spokesman, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, confirmed the unfortunate incident and shared further details

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A woman aged 45, identified as Abiodun, has set her 86-year-old mother ablaze after pouring petrol on her in Ondo West local government area of Ondo state.

Police react as daughter kills mother, gives reason
Ondo police reacted to the incident. Image of police IG for illustration. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Abiodun, popularly called ‘Iya Sunday’, disclosed that she burnt her mother alive because she was allegedly behind her predicament.

How daughter set her mother ablaze

As reported by Channels TV, an eyewitness, Sola Oladele, explained that the suspect came to her mother’s house on Friday morning, June 14, and called her out before setting her on fire.

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“I went to my mother’s house around 4 am and sat outside. When it was 5 am, I called out my mother from the house. Immediately after she came out, not knowing what was happening, I poured petrol on her body and set her on fire.
“It all started when I went to one pastor for prayers, and he told me that my mother was behind what was happening to me. I did not believe it at first. My mother also took me somewhere to see a woman. After my mother left, the woman also said the same thing.
“I burnt my mother because of what I heard from the pastor and the woman, that I can only be free from bondage when my mother is dead,” the witness said.

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Suspect will be charged with murder

Reacting, the spokesperson of Ondo state police command, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, confirmed the unfortunate incident and disclosed that the victim died on Saturday, June 15.

The police spokesperson noted that since the woman died while receiving treatment at the hospital, the suspect would be charged with murder, The Nation reported.

Pregnant woman arrested for murder in Rivers

In another related development, Legit.ng reported that a pregnant woman, Blessing Godday, was arrested for allegedly stabbing another woman, Mrs Imeran Idema.

According to the Rivers state police command, Blessing killed the woman following an argument that ensued over a bunch of plantains she allegedly stole in the Adada community in the Abua/Odual local government area of the state.

Though the incident occurred on January 28, 2003, the police arrested Blessing on Friday, February 2, 2024. The suspect, during a confession to the policemen at the homicide section of the command's criminal investigations department, said she only retaliated.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.