The Police in Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos State, have arrested a 19-year-old lady for allegedly killing her former boyfriend’s lover.
The suspect, Jemila Ibrahim, and her friend, Fatima Mohammed, of Monkey Village, Festac Area in Lagos were said to have committed the act on 18th November 2020 at 5.30 pm.
The duo, it was gathered, had stormed the residence of Ibrahim’s ex-boyfriend, Mohammed Yusuf, set in ablaze with his new lover inside.
It was further gathered that Yusuf got wind of the incident and rushed to the house where he met his house, which he met in flames, but manged to rescue Rabi, his new lover, from the inferno and took her to the hospital where she gave up the ghost on 21st November 2020 around 12 pm.
Yusuf had accused Ibrahim of infidelity before they broke up; he later met and fell in love with Rabi.
Ibrahim and Mohammed, who accompanied Jemila to commit the heinous crime, have been arrested by the police operatives attached to the Satellite Division of the command.
A statement by the Lagos Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, titled, ‘Police arrest lady for setting ex-lover’s house, girlfriend ablaze in Lagos’, said: “The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Jemila Ibrahim, female, 19-year-old; and her friend, Fatima Mohammed, female, 21-year-old, of Monkey Village, Festac Area, Lagos, for setting ablaze the house of one Mohammed Yusuf, male, of Monkey Village, Lagos State, and his girlfriend, Rabi, female, on 18th November 2020 at 5.30 pm.
“Mohammed Yusuf, an ex-lover to Jemila, had the hint of the incident and rushed to the house where he met his house on flame but managed to rescue Rabi, his new lover, from the inferno and took her to the hospital where she gave up the ghost on November 21, 2020, at about 12pm.
“Mohammed had alleged his former lover, Jemila Ibrahim, of infidelity before they broke up; he later met and fell in love with his new lover, Rabi, that was caught up in the inferno.
“The duo of Jemila Ibrahim and her friend, Fatimo Mohammed, who accompanied Jemila to commit the heinous crime, have been arrested by the police operatives attached to Satellite Division of the command.”
Confirming the arrest the spokesperson Lagos State Police Command SP Olumuyiwa Adeojobi said Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, who condemned the crime, has ordered that the matter be transferred to the State CID, Panti, for discreet investigation.
“The Commissioner of Police also vowed to go after those who engage in crimes and social vices in order to get rid of criminals and criminality in Lagos State.”
The police boss however encouraged Lagosians to shun the act of taking laws into their hands; noting that jungle justice will only truncate the administration of justice and such could be counterproductive.
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