Magboro area of Ogun State, after two children, Taiye and Kehinde
Oluwasegun, were burnt to death in an inferno that gutted their parents’
bungalow on Tuesday.
first born of the family, Iyanu, had tripped over a jerrycan of fuel,
which also spilled some of its content in the parlour.
on Wednesday, it was observed that everything in the house was burnt as
smoke still billowed from burnt property in the three-bedroomed
room to pour petrol into it before taking it to the cage that was
outside. My mummy was preparing food in the kitchen that time.
jerrycan on the floor, tripped over it. My mum then took the mop to
clean spilled petrol. She was doing that when the fire started. There
were six of us in the house: my dad and mum, my sister, the twins and
was no motorable road in the community and the area was connected to the
rest of Magboro by a stretch of rickety bamboo bridge.
carpenter, suffered severe burns in his legs, hands, face and chest,
while his wife, Abosede, a teacher, suffered burns in both legs.
Igbinadolor, said Iyanu was in another hospital, adding that she
sustained serious burns.
the doctor said she sustained 68 degrees burns. What, however, made the
case worse was that we couldn’t get across to the fire service because
there is no motorable road. The nearest police station is at Ibafo.
This just shows that we don’t have a listening government. No road, no
power, no water,” he said.
Sumonu Seidu, said a delegation from the community had visited the
victims in the hospital.