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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 7 January 2022


Tragedy as man sets mum ablaze for intruding in marital affairs

Stephen Jiya and mother Mrs Comfort Jiya Stephen Jiya and mother Mrs Comfort Jiya

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

The deceased, a former Principal of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Sabon Wuse and Maryam Babangida Girls’ Science College, Minna, died after she was set ablaze by Stephen.

Comfort was in her kitchen at her residence in Darusalam Area of Minna, when her son said to be 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.

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