A man whose identity was not disclosed has set his house in Kwara state ablaze as a result of an argument between him and his wife
The unfortunate incident was said to have taken place at Lekki Phase 1, Eyenkorin Area of Ilorin, Kwara State.
Head of Department, Media and Publicity of the Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle also confirmed the development to newsmen.
In a telephone interview, Mr Adekunle who said a resident simply identified as Kola summoned the service over the incident, explained that the service was able to eliminate the fire and prevented it from escalating to other buildings in the neighbourhood.
He said“What we learnt was that the man I can’t remember his name now, and his wife had misunderstanding about two years ago before he relocated to another of his building, leaving the wife and children behind.
“All attempts to settle the matter did not yield results and the move to also convince him to allow the wife and children live there since he had another house also failed”.
“According to the report, the man suddenly appeared on Sunday and sprayed the three bedrooms flat with petrol before setting it ablaze with the children inside claiming that his wife was frustrating him.”
He said it took the intervention of the residents who reported the incident and others for the occupants to be rescued.