Nurse Charged With Murder For Setting Girl, 11 Ablaze

Yaba Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, has ordered that Mrs Nkese Iroakazi, the nurse who allegedly set an 11-year old girl ablaze last month, be remanded at Kirikiri Prison till October.

The little girl set ablaze, Ita Bassey-Eno, died at the Gbadaga General Hospital a week later as a result of the severe burns she suffered.

The nurse allegedly poured kerosene on her and lit a match stick and fire engulfed the girl.

Iroakazi was arrested and detained at the Bode Thomas Police Station after she allegedly set the little girl staying with her ablaze.

She was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID and detained until she was arraigned in court on Thursday.

The suspect was charged with the murder of Ita Bassey-Eno. She was not granted bail by the court when she was arraigned.

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