Daughter Sets Parents Ablaze In Lagos – Police

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The police in Lagos State have begun investigations into the circumstances surrounding the drugging and setting ablaze of an 85-year-old man and his 80-year-old wife by their 52-year-old biological daughter.

It was gathered that a 52-year-old Aleremolen Izokpu had sedated her 85-year-old father, Pa Michael Izokou, and his 80-year-old wife, Priscilla, and set them ablaze.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the incident happened on Wednesday at City Gate Estate in the Lusada area of Okokomaiko, along the Lagos–Badagry Expressway.

According to him, the old man was pronounced dead at the hospital where they were rushed to, while the wife has remained unconscious.

Mr Hundeyin said: “Information received from the DPO Okokomaiko division has it that on 01/12/22 at about 09:00 hours someone reported at the station that on 30/11/22 at about 15:00 hours that he received a phone call from his younger sister, one Osemudiame Izokpu that their elder sister named Aleromolen, aged 52 allegedly drugged their parents, one Micheal Izokou, 85 years and Priscilla Izokpu, 80 years and set them ablaze while they were asleep.”

“The scene was visited by detectives. The hospital was also visited where the injured victim and the corpse were inspected, photographs taken and the corpse deposited at the Badagry Hospital morgue.”

Mr Hundeyin also stated that efforts have been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspect.

One of the siblings of the suspect, Akugbe Izokou, reported the matter to the police after being informed on the telephone by one of his younger sisters.

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