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6 Tenants Burnt Alive By Landlord For Smoking Indian Hemp In Abeokuta

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6 Tenants Burnt Alive By Landlord For Smoking Indian Hemp In Abeokuta

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August 8, 2013 – Landlord Burnt 6 Tenants Alive For Smoking Indian Hemp In Abeokuta

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man, Mukaila Adebesin, for allegedly setting ablaze six people in Ita Balogun Compund, Ago-Oko, Abeokuta.

The victims are Adesanya, 20, Sulaiman Adebesin, 20, Saburi Seteolu 18, Raheem Bello 19, Azeez Alabi 20, and Kola Sodeinde 19.

It was gathered that the victims were allegedly set ablaze by Adebesin at 7pm because they were gambling and smoking Indian hemp on his premises.

A witness, who pleaded anonymity, said Adebesin, a commercial bus driver, had just returned from an outing when he saw the six youths in his compound.

He said, “Their activities made the driver engage them in an argument. As the talks became heated, Adebesin reached for a can of petrol which he emptied on them.

“The victims attempted to flee when it dawned on them that the liquid poured on them was petrol.

“But they caught fire from a stick of the Indian hemp being smoked by one of them. They suffered high degree burns due to the incident.”

Adebesin, who is currently being detained at Oke-Itoku Police Station, was said to have turned himself in to the police immediately after the incident .

Our correspondent gathered that other youths in the area, on learning of the development, stormed Adebesin’s compound, and vandalised his apartment and injured his wife who is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Abeokuta.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said that investigations had already commenced into the matter.

Adejobi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said, “Adebesin might be charged to court after the conclusion of investigations. He said four of the youths had been admitted at the General Hospital, Ijaiye, while two others were taken to a private clinic for treatment.

“Information available to us is that the suspect had an argument with the youths before he poured PMS on them. For now, we cannot ascertain other circumstances that led to the incident but we have the suspect in our custody.”

The police spokesman added that the command’s commissioner, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye, also warned youths in the area not to engage in any reprisals, saying the police would not condone any act that could disrupt peace inthe state.

[Report by Segun Olatunji, Punch Metro]



  1. KC4LIFE

    August 8, 2013 at 5:46 AM

    Actually d landlord took a very hard decision by using petrol on dem,e cloud ve reported 2 d police.

  2. Victory

    August 8, 2013 at 5:56 AM

    The Landlord went too far by pouring fuel on those youth, that is a wicked act, he should face the music..


    August 8, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    No1 offence smooking Ganja in someone’s compound. No2 offence Gambling. The boys deserve more than d petrol sprinkled on dem & as God may have it, it was thier Ganja dat ignite d fire dat burnt dem.

    • laredo

      August 8, 2013 at 3:56 PM

      I dont think that is the best way for the Landlord to act,he can easily call police on them.

  4. kelvin

    August 8, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Its always disheartening to hear this kind of things, just some days back a nurse burnt a girl ♌☺̣̣̥̇w a landlord,
    Its high time we stopped this fire brigade approach of handling things

  5. bezo

    August 8, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Person non fit gamble again, watin dey if person come dey gamble and dey smoke herm, na God go punish that landlord

    • joel

      August 8, 2013 at 6:45 PM

      why must it be in som1’s compd. Though d lnd-ld’s action was too barbaric, irresponsible and jobbless youths shld learn their lessons frm dis.

  6. Mary obosi

    August 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Chai dis world is cuming 2 an end imagine landlord taking law into his hand. What a heartless man. Can u do the dsame 2 ur son if he is doing dsame act? This is pure wicked act. Anyway God wil jugde u. Heartless landlord

  7. laredo

    August 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Our government needs to do something about all this jungle Justice.Poeple should stop taking LAW into thier hands.

  8. Sam omon

    August 13, 2013 at 7:01 AM

    we are burn to suffer.

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