Police in the town of Ondo in Nigeria arrested a 54-year-old man for setting fire to five of his stepchildren when his wife refused him s3x, News agency of Nigeria reported.
The police spokesperson in the state, Funmilayo Odunlami, who explained the incident, said the suspect was being investigated, while the victims were currently receiving treatment at Federal Medical Centre, Owo.
“This is a case of alleged arson and murder, and we need to investigate it to know the cause and how it happened,” Mrs Odunlami said.
“Meanwhile, the case has been transferred to our Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for proper investigation,” she added.
A witness stated that the suspect poured petrol on the room while the children were asleep, adding that one of them lost his life in the ensuing inferno.
Reports said the suspect perpetrated the act because his wife denied him sex.