A 52-year-old woman, Aleremolen Izokpu, has druged and set her aged parents, 85-year-old Pa Michael Izokou and his wife, 80-year-old Priscilla, ablaze in Lagos.
Police public relations officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed this in Lagos.
The incident, which occurred on Wednesday at City Gate Estate in Lusada area of Okokomaiko, along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, was reported to the police after Aleremolen fled by one of her siblings, Akugbe Izokpu.
Aleremolen was said to have sedated her parents before setting them ablaze as they slept.
Hundeyin said: “Information received from the DPO Okokomaiko division has it that on 01/12/22 at about 09:00 hours someone reported at the station that on 30/11/22 at about 15:00 hours that he received a phone call from his younger sister, one Osemudiame Izokpu that their elder sister named Aleromolen, aged 52 allegedly drugged their parents, one Michael Izokou, 85 years and Priscilla Izokpu, 80 years and set them ablaze while they were asleep.
“The scene was visited by detectives.The hospital was also visited where the injured victim and the corpse were inspected, photographs taken and the corpse deposited at the Badagry Hospital morgue.”
Hundeyin also stated that efforts have been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspect.