Monarch’s wife arrested for allegedly burning rival’s house, killing step daughter


The Osun State Police Command, on Thursday, arrested the wife of  a traditional ruler  and two persons   suspected to have set ablaze the house of  her rival, killing her  three-year-old step daughter in the process.
State Police Commissioner,  Mr Olafimihan Adeoye, said the  husband of the suspect and a traditional ruler, Oba Morufudeen Olawale, reported the incident to the Force.
Olawale is the Alabudo of Abudo  in Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun,
Adeoye alleged that  the suspect and her accomplices about 1am on June 6  left their base in Ede for Abudo  where the other wife and her late daughter  reside and set her house ablaze while  both were inside.
He said  the inferno led to the death of the minor  while the other wife was seriously injured.
The police commissioner said she was currently receiving  treatment at a private hospital.
Adeoye said police investigation revealed that the suspect  was the third wife of  the monarch  while the victim’s mother  was the fourth.
He said the three suspects would soon be charged to court.


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