Ahmed Saka, a Nigerian man, murdered his ex-wife and two children after trying to kill her for leaving their union.
Saka and Mutiat remained in the Shogoye region of Oyo State, according to sources. Mutiat recently told Saka that she is no longer involved in their relationship and will be leaving him for good. Saka became enraged and tried to kill her. Saka carried out his threat by setting fire to their house on Wednesday night, April 7, killing Mutiat and two children and injuring four others with serious burns.
Apart from Mutiat and Saka, two children who lost their lives were identified as Ramon Sarumi (10) and Abiodun Oladele (seven). Those with severe burns include Bisola Oladele, Lateef Sarumi, Aishat Sarumi, and Wosilat Sarumi.
The matter was reported at Mapo police station by one of the neighbours, Olaide Aliu at about 5:10am. This led the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Mapo and other detectives to visit the scene. After taking photographs, the police operatives also evacuated the corpses from the scene to the mortuary of State Hospital, Adeoyo, Ibadan, for autopsy.
The injured ones were however taken to Anglican Diocese Hospital, Molete, for prompt medical treatment.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi, said an investigation has commenced into the matter.