… 2yr-old brother burnt to death
…Suspect still at large – Police
Tragedy struck Fulani residents at their Ugwuachara, Ebonyi state settlement on Sunday, February 2, 2020 as a 12 year-old son of the Chairman of Fulani herdsmen, Alhaji Usman Kadiri set his father’s house ablaze, killing his 2yr-old brother who was inside the hut.
Unfortunately, his reason for setting their house ablaze was not known at the time of filing this report.
The suspect is identified as Abudmal Kadiri, while the 2yr-old deceased was identified as Idiris Kadiri.
Apart from loss of life, properties were lost and the nomads are now rendered homeless.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah confirmed the incident.
She said that the matter was reported to the police by their father, Usman Kadiri, who stated that the incident happened at about 12 noon of that Sunday.
She said that the suspect was at large, but assured that the police will track him down.
On being under age, she noted: “We still have a place where we keep underage children who have committed one offence or the other. That’s the Remand Home or Correction Centres. So he will be kept there pending when he is of age.
“His case has to do with arson which resulted to the death of his brother, so it’s not a common offence.
“The small boy has been burial based on Islamic culture.
“The person that committed the crime and the one killed are from the same parents, even one of the victims who came to the station yesterday said the only thing he had left was the cloth he wore to the station.
“Please stop playing with fire because it has no respect for anybody,” she advised.