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Kwara: Court remands sixteen-year-old girl for allegedly setting colleague ablaze



An Ilorin Magistrate court Tuesady has remanded a sixteen years old girl, (name withheld), for allegedly killing her colleague, Fatimon Jako by setting her ablaze over a minor misunderstanding that ensued between them.

The defendant, who is an apprentice at one Joseph Friday patent medicine shop, reportedly trespassed into the room of the deceased while she was asleep, poured petrol on her, then ignite matches to burn her alive.

The deceased was rushed to the University of Ilorin Teaching for treatment but was later confirmed dead by doctor as a result of the burnt she suffered.

The defendant during the investigation reportedly confessed to the crime saying she had a minor misunderstanding with the deceased making them to be keeping malice.

Prosecutor Inspector Sekunda Olayide informed the court that the matter is a capital offence and that she cannot be admitted to bail.

Magistrate F. O Olokoyo only took cognisance of the case while the matter was adjourned to 30th of this month, pending the outcome of advice from the Ministry of Justice.

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