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Police arrests two minors, age 6&9 who allegedly set their school on fire

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Police arrests two minors, age 6&9 who allegedly set their school on fire

 

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

A statement issued today by State Police Public Relations Officer SP, Omolola Odutola explained that the minors, aged six and nine, reportedly gained access to one of the unlocked classrooms at Community Primary School, In Olofin, yesterday and set fire to books left behind by teachers and pupils.

The statement read, “the Ojodu-Abiodun Divisional Police Officer of the Ogun State Police Command, has made arrests in a case of malicious damage and arson”.

“Two pupils of Community Primary School, Isheri Olofin, one Wahis Musa, aged 6 years, and Malik Iliasu, aged 9 years, both residents of the Isheri Olofin community, have been apprehended for setting fire to their school and properties of the school on 29th October, 2023”.

“The incident was reported to the Police by a Chief in the Community.

“According to the report, Wahis Musa and Malik Iliasu gained access to one of the unlocked classrooms at Community Primary School, Isheri Olofin. They then proceeded to gather books left behind by the teachers and pupils and set them on fire. The value of the damaged books is currently unknown”.

“Upon receiving the report, the Anti-Crime and Detectives visited the scene and brought the alleged children to the police station for interrogation”.

“The Police has started making inquiries on how to contact their parents as this is a very serious crime for these children to get themselves involved with, the police will unravel and update members of the public in due course if there are other persons who may have instigated the youngsters”, Odutola concluded.

Meanwhile, The Police PPRO said the command would unravel and update members of the public in due course if there were other persons who might have instigated the children.

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