Retired Soldier Popularly Called “Baba Soldier” Sets Self On Fire In Agege Lagos


A retired soldier, who is fondly called
“Baba Soldier” by his neighbours, at No.
13 Abeokuta Street, near Agege Stadium,
Agege, Lagos, on 25th August 25, set
himself ablaze.
Daily Times gathered that tragedy
took place in the man’s about 4.00
p.m., when a co-tenant noticed a fire
burning in his room. A girl who saw
Baba Soldier said, he drank kerosene
and used the rest to wet his body
before setting himself ablaze.
Daily Times can authoritatively
report that the remain of his body is
still in his room as at the press time.
His co-tenant, an olderly woman,
who refuse to give her name, said he
intentionally killed himself because
of frustration. An Okada man, who
spoke with Daily Times said, he
always beg them for money to eat.


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