A 16-year-old lady has been remanded by an Ilorin Magistrate Court in Kwara State for allegedly setting her colleague, Fatimoh Jako, ablaze, until the latter died.
It was learnt that the deceased was set ablaze over a minor misunderstanding that ensued between them.
She was charged for alleged Criminal Trespass, Mischief by Fire and Culpable Homicide opposite to sections 327, 342 and 221 penal code legislation.
The incident that was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Ilorin for discreet investigation, occurred at Moshegada group within the Kaima Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The defendant and the sufferer have been stated to be apprentices at one Joseph Friday’s Patent Medicine Store earlier than the previous was transferred to a different department over their quarrel.
The suspect, who was accused of trespassing into the room of the deceased whereas she was asleep, poured the petrol on her, after which set her ablaze.
The sufferer was rushed to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) for therapy however she was later confirmed lifeless by docs on account of the burns she suffered.
Investigation additionally revealed that the defendant, in the course of the course of the investigation, confessed to the crime claiming she set her colleague on fireplace due to a disagreement.
The case was adjourned to August 30, 2021, by Magistrate F. O Olokoyo pending the end result of recommendation from the Ministry of Justice.