A man has reportedly set his mother ablaze in Imo state.
A middle-aged man identified as Johnbosco Ejiogu allegedly stabbed his mother and set himself on fire in Umudagu Mbieri, Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.
It was gathered Ejiogu was arrested on Friday after he stabbed his mother, Pauline Ejiogu, in the house and set the house on fire while both of them were still inside.
The Police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident, said that it was an angry dispute between Ejiogu and his mother Pauline, that led to the ugly incident.
Ikeokwu said that both of them were rescued from the fire with the help of the residents around the scene of the incident, adding that they have been taken to the hospital.
“On the 24/4/2020, at about 1020 hrs, operatives of Mbieri Divisional headquarters, while reacting to a distress call arrested the above-named suspect and rescued the above victim.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the said Johnbosco Ejiogu stabbed his mother Pauline Ejiogu as a result of an altercation.
“He went further to lock the door behind himself and the victim, and then set the house ablaze, but they were rescued alive sequel to the swift reaction of the officers and men of the Division and the members of the neighbourhood.
“However, Both of them have been taken to the hospital for treatment, while investigation has commenced,” Ikeokwu said.