The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a Madman identified as Badejo Adewale for setting a Surulere resident ablaze after pouring petrol on him.
The victim, Bolatito Kadara who was set ablaze at Hogan Bassey Street in Surulere was immediately taken to Lagos Island General Hospital where he is recovering while receiving treatment.
Police arrested Badejo after the sister of the victim Miss Adeola Kadara reported the incident at Surulere Police Station.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Police, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident, said all efforts to interview the suspect were abortive because he did not say a word.
“The victim has been taken to the Lagos Island General Hospital and he is recuperating.
“He made a statement to the police and narrated how Adewale, the mentally-deranged man, poured petrol on him and ignited it.
“The police extended their investigations to the Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, where the suspect is admitted.”
He also said that the Lagos state police command is still investigating the incident.
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