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Son Who Set Mother Ablaze Explain Reasons For His Action


The Niger State Police Command has paraded a 39-year-old man, Stephen Jiya, over the murder of his mother, Mrs Comfort Jiya.

The victim who was a former Principal of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Sabon Wuse and Maryam Babangida Girls’ Science College, Minna, lost her life after she was set on fire by her son, Stephen.

Reports gathered that Comfort was in her kitchen at her house in Darusalam Area of Minna, when her son who’s allegedly a drug addict, returned from Suleja on Monday December 20, and poured petrol on her before lighting her up.

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, in a statement on Thursday, January 6, 2022, said the suspect confessed to the crime claiming that his mother usually intruded into his marital affairs.

“Earlier on 20/12/2021 at about 2030hrs, Police operatives attached to GRA Division arrested one Stephen Jiya aged 39yrs ‘m’ of Niger motel area of Suleja,” the PPRO stated.

“The suspect was arrested at Darusalam, Minna for the offence of culpable homicide of his mother; one Mrs Comfort Jiya aged 61yrs (deceased) ‘f’ of Darusalam, Minna.

“The suspect sprayed the deceased with the pms in his possession and set her abl^ze because she usually intrudes into his marital affairs, thereby suspected her for his wife’s disappearance from home.

“The outcry of the deceased and the flame attracted neighbours who rushed her to General hospital Minna and she was later referred to another medical facility where she later gave up the ghost. Suspect has been arraigned in court for prosecution.”


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