16-year-old girl burns colleague to death in Kwara
A 16-year-old girl has been remanded for allegedly setting her colleague, Fatimoh Jako, ablaze, till she passed on over a minor misunderstanding in Kwara state.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at Moshegada community in the Kaima Local Government Area of Kwara State.
She was charged for alleged Criminal Trespass, Mischief by Fire and Culpable Homicide contrary to sections 327, 342 and 221 penal code law.
The defendant and the victim were said to be apprentices at one Joseph Friday’s Patent Medicine Store before the former was transferred to another branch over their quarrel.
The suspect, who was accused of trespassing into the room of the deceased while she was asleep, poured the petrol on her, and then set her ablaze.
The victim was rushed to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) for treatment but she was later confirmed dead by doctors as a result of the burns she suffered.
Investigation also revealed that the defendant, during the course of the investigation, confessed to the crime claiming she set her colleague on fire because of a disagreement.
Magistrate F.O Olokoyo adjourned the case to August 30, 2021 pending the outcome of advice from the Ministry of Justice.
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