Lagos – An elderly woman was burnt alive inside her home in Little Wood Estate, Anambra State, in an attack suspected to be by arsonists who wanted to assassinate her son, who was elected as a chairman of the Estate.
The Daily Sun reported that Grace Orizu, 77, was in her son’s five-room bungalow when the blaze enflamed the home. Her house helper, Progress Nwachukwu, 9, managed to escape when neighbours rescued him.
Grace’s son, Emeka Orizu, was recently elected as Little Wood Estate, Obosi, chairman and soon after he was elected, he publicly threatened to expose cultists and drug dealers in the estate, which made him a lot of enemies.
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It’s been alleged that the arsonists first sprinkled Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) at about 3pm around the bungalow before they lit the house on fire. Emeka Orizu had left his home at 2pm to visit his in-laws but he was summoned back home by his wife at 3:30pm who said that she was told that their house was on fire.
The traditional ruler of Obosi, Igwe Iweka, has called on the law enforcement and Anambra government to investigate the matter further and arrest the relevant culprits.
According to the New Telegraph, earlier this year 17 youths were also arrested in Anambra State for arson and murdering a vigilante.
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