A 19-year-old girl, Jemila Ibrahim, and her friend, Fatima Mohammed, 21, have been arrested by the Lagos state police command after they set ablaze the house of one Mohammed Yusuf killing his girlfriend, Rabi.
The incident happened in Monkey Village, in Festac area of Lagos, on Wednesday, November 18.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, says Mohammed, an ex-lover to Jemila, had the hint of the incident and rushed to the house where he met his house on fire but managed to rescue Rabi, his new lover, from the inferno and took her to the hospital where she gave up the ghost on Saturday, November 21.
”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, 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 statement read.
Adejobi said the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the matter be transferred to the State CID, Panti, for discreet investigation.