A man identified as Ahmed Saka, has set ablaze the room of his ex-lover, Mutiat Oladele, leading to her death and her two children in Ibadan, Oyo State.
According to reports the incident occurred at Shogoye, Idi-Arere area of Ibadan.
Mr Saka had allegedly threatened to end his life and that of Ms Mutiat for ending their relationship and later carried out the act on Wednesday night.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident on Thursday in an interview with newsmen, revealed that three other children sustained varying degrees of injuries as a result of the fire.
He said: “The man went to set the house of his ex-lover ablaze because the woman said she was no longer interested in the relationship.
“The woman and her two children died as a result of the incident.
“The man that set the house ablaze died later while three other children sustained injuries and are being treated at the hospital.
Mr Fadeyi added that the investigation was ongoing.