19-year-old Jemila and her friend, Fatima have been arrested by the Lagos state police command for setting Muhammed Yusuf’s house and his girlfriend ablaze in Festac, Lagos on Wednesday 18th November, 2020.
Mohammed Yusuf, who is an ex-lover to Jemila, had the hint of the incident and rushed to the house where he met his house on flame but manged to rescue his new lover from the inferno and took her to the hospital where she gave up the ghost on Saturday 21st November, 2020.
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.
According to the Lagos state police command, Jemila and her friend, who accompanied her to commit such heinous crime, have been arrested by the police operatives attached to Satellite Division of the command.
In an official statement by the Lagos state command of the force, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, condemned the crime and 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 however 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.