Header Ads

TRAGEDY!! Fire Engulfs Building, Killing Family Of Five.





A family-of-five have met with an ill-fate, after a night fire engulfed their residence at Abule Ake, and killed every member.
Residents within the Idi Aba area of Abeokuta metropolis, Ogun state, were thrown into mourning, as none of the Oloruku family was saved from the inferno.
The deceased, which include the 45-year- old husband, Michael Oloroku, his wife Elizabeth (44) and their three children – Rachael, Victoria and Esther, were consumed by the fire whose origin has continued to riddle the police.
There are rumours that Micheal who had some issues to thrash with his wife, must have set the house ablaze.
According to National Mirror, a member of the family, said there had existed within the family, serious crises which led the wife to pack out of her husband’s house to her own house.
The woman who reportedly was the breadwinner of the family as of the time, took the decision to opt out having got wind of information that her husband was planning to bring in a new wife.
Sources reveal that she had earlier taken a loan from her cooperative society to pay for their house rent and also secure a cab for her husband.
Until her death, the lady-Elizabeth, was a staff of Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.
On the said night of the incident, Oloruku allegedly came home and sprayed the building with petrol and set the building on fire.
Reports reveal that he was caught-up in the fire before he was rescued from the accident. However, while his family members reportedly died in the inferno, Michael later died on his way to hospital.
Police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, told journalists in Abeokuta on Wednesday, December 16, that the command had commenced investigation into the fire incident.
“It is true, the incident happened at around 11:30 pm on Sunday and we have commenced investigation into the matter. The Commissioner of Police is particularly not happy about the incident and has commiserated with the affected family,”
Adejobi also stressed that the police are yet to get to the root of the immediate cause of the incident.