Six young men accused of smoking Indian hemp and gambling were set ablaze yesterday in Abeokuta, Ogun State by a house owner in their area. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the landlord, identified as Agba, had warned the boys on several occasions to desist from their acts, warnings they ignored.
The already lighted Indian hemp was flamed by the petrol causing a major fire that burnt the boys causing severe injury. The victims were later rushed to a state hospital where they are currently receiving treatment.
The victims are Saburi Seteolu, Raheem Bello, Tunde Adesanya, Suleiman Adebesin, Azeez Alabi, and Kola Sodehinde. The landlord, a commercial cab driver in the town, has been arrested as confirmed by the spokesperson of the Ogun State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi.