Ogun: Police Arrest Minors For Allegedly Setting School On Fire

Two minors has been arrested by men of the Ogun State police command, following the report that they allegedly set their school located at Isheri-Olofin area of Ifo Local Government Area of the state ablaze.

Affirming the incident, the state police spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, on Sunday, 29th October, revealed that the Pupils aged six years and nine years were arrested, after it was reported that they sneaked into their school, gathered books available and set them on fire, this also triggered the damage of the school properties.

She further revealed that investigation is ongoing, and the parents of the Pupils would be invited for questioning to ascertain what triggered such act, if it was instigated.

In her words;

“Two pupils of Community Primary Dchool, Isheri Olofin, aged six years and nine years, both residents of the Isheri Olofin community, have been apprehended for setting fire to their school and properties of the school on October 29, 2023.

“The incident was reported to the police by a chief in the community. According to the report, the minors 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.

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

“The police have 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,” she said.

Egungwu Chukwuka Benjamin

Egungwu Chukwuka Benjamin is a Nigerian Journalist and Entertainer. Former reporter Daily Champion Newspaper Lagos. Paternal SO: Enugu State Maternal SO: Anambra State

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