A 19-year-old lady, Jemila Ibrahim, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police for allegedly setting ablaze the house of one Mohammed Yusuf, and his girlfriend Rabi.
The suspect, a resident of Monkey Village, Festac Area, Lagos, was arrested alongside her friend, Fatima Mohammed, Rabi, on 18th November, 2020 at about 5.30pm.
According to the police spokesperson, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Mohammed Yusuf, got a hint of what the suspect, Jemila, an ex-lover, had done, so he rushed to the house where he met his house on flame 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, at about 12 pm.
Mohammed, who had accused his former lover, Jemila Ibrahim, of infidelity before they broke up, 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, Fatima Mohammed, of Monkey Village, who accompanied Jemila to commit the heinous crime, have been arrested by the police operatives attacked to Satellite Division of the Command.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP 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 Lagos State rid of criminals and criminality.
The police boss further encouraged Lagosians to shun taking laws into their hands; noting that jungle justice will only truncate the administration of justice and such could be counterproductive.