The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a mentally-deranged man identified as Badejo Adewale, for setting a resident of Surulere ablaze after pouring petrol on him.
According to reports, the burn victim identified as Bolatito Kadara who was set ablaze at Hogan Bassey Street in Surulere area of Lagos state was rushed to Lagos Island General Hospital where he is recuperating.
It was gathered that Badejo was apprehended after the sister of the victim, Miss Adeola Kadara reported the incident to Surulere Police Station.
Bala Elkana, the Lagos State Police command Spokesperson, who confirmed the incident, said all efforts to interview the suspect was abortive as he did not utter 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.”
Bala added that investigation into the incident is still ongoing.