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Man Arraigned For Bathing A Pregnant Woman And Her 2 Children With Petrol In Lagos

A man identified as Moruf Olushola, is charged with bathing a pregnant woman and her two children with petrol with intent to set them ablaze.

Man Arraigned For Bathing A Pregnant Woman And Her 2 Children With Petrol In Lagos

The 52-year-old trader, was on Thursday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused who resides at Surulere, Lagos, was arraigned before Magistrate Mrs B.O Osunsanmi on a two-count charge of breach of peace and attempt to commit arson.

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The defendant however, denied committing the offences and was admitted to a bail of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The magistrate said that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, the Prosecutor, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Feb. 16 at Ayobo, Lagos.

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According to him, the defendant attempted to commit arson by pouring petrol on Mrs Onyinye Bernard and her children.

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Ayorinde said;

The defendant, who was under the influence of alcohol, fell down in front of the complainant’s shop and slept off.

When he woke up from his drunkenness, he wrongly accused the complainant of stealing his phone.

In the process, he poured petrol on the pregnant complainant, her children and also sprinkled her shop with petrol.

He was looking for matches or lighter in order to set them ablaze. People rushed to the scene to rescue the complainant and her children.

However, the magistrate adjourned the case until March 9 for mention.

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