The suspect had apparently stormed the house of the woman, Hadijat A
degoke, and found another lover, Lawal Munirudeen, with her.
The woman was said to have been separated from her husband and moved to the new house, believed to have been built for her by some of her friends.
Enraged, the estranged lover was said to have bought some petrol and allegedly poured it inside the room where the lovers were said to have slept and set everybody inside the room ablaze.
Only one of the woman’s children, who was not asleep as of the time of attack, escaped unhurt.
Fawas (13), Sodiq (eight), and Fathia (six), who live with their mother in her newly built house, were seriously burnt.
Hadijat and Lawal were alleged to have died at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, where they were rushed to while the kids are said to be responding to treatment at the Muslim Hospital, Ede, where doctors were said to be battling to safe their lives.