A JEALOUS lover, Deji Adenuga, on Tuesday, burnt ex-girlfriend’s apartment, in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, killing nine members of the girl’s family in the process.
The estranged loverman, who is alleged to be an ex-convict,reportedly took laws into his hands and proceeded to his girlfriend’s house with a gallon of petrol which he poured all over the place, having gained entrance after breaking a window in the apartment, unnoticed to the sleeping innocent occupants, before setting the house ablaze.
Two members of the family were said to have died on the spot, while seven others were rushed to the Trauma Centre, Ondo where they all died after.
Eye witness account said that Adenuga was prompted into the evil act following intermittent disagreements that erupted between the two lovers in recent time.
According to Adeusi, a close friend to the lovers, “what really happened was that both of them had been having disagreements in recent time and the guy always told us how he had invested in the lady but things got bad when Titi told his boyfriend that she could no longer cope with the relationship again.
Spokesman of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incidence when contacted.
“One Victor Alade came to report the case to the police that seven of his family members were set ablaze in their sleep.
He told us he suspected one Deji Adenuga but that he ran away from town after perpetrating the evil act, adding that investigations into the incidence has commenced.