Trust Olitan a 25 years old man has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for setting his father’s house ablaze by a Chief Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Benin on Thursday. The convict was sentenced without an option of fine.
Olitan who pleaded guilty on the one count charge was convicted for setting on fire, his father’s house, located at No. 6 Ore-Oghene Str., in Benin on December 14.
It was heard by the court that on that fateful day, Olitan set ablaze a rubber slippers, then sprayed Kerosene in and around the house and threw the burning slippers into it. He watched the house go up in flames.
According to the account of The Prosecutor, SP. Samuel Ogah, in the court, the convict had asked and failed to get his father, Mr Sunday Olitan, to part with N1,500 which he had demanded from him. He also said that the convict beat up his father before setting the house on fire.