Ogun Police Arrest 2 Students For Setting School On Fire


The Ogun State Command of the Nigerian Police has arrested two minors for allegedly setting their school on fire in the Isheri-Olofin area of Ifo Local Government.

The spokesperson of the Command, Superintendent of Police, Omolola Odutola, disclosed this in a statement, on Monday, in Abeokuta.

Odutola explained that the minors, aged six and nine, reportedly gained access to one of the unlocked classrooms at Community Primary School, Isheri Olofin, on Sunday and set fire to books left behind by teachers and pupils.

She said a Chief in the community reported the incident to the Police.

She explained further that upon receiving the report, the Anti-Crime and Detectives Unit visited the scene and apprehended the children.

“They brought the suspects to the station for interrogation,” Odutola said.

She explained that the Police had begun inquiries on how to contact their parents.

“This is a serious crime for these children to get themselves involved in.”

Meanwhile, she said the Police would unravel and update the public in due course if other persons might have instigated the children.



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