The Oyo State Police Command, at the weekend, arrested a suspect in connection with the Dugbe market fire incident barely a month Governor Seyi Makinde visited the scene and assured that the perpetrators of the incident would be brought to book.
The suspect, Peter Asha, was arrested by Anti-Fraud, State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Iyaganku Police Station, following a petition by Babatunde Oni, the Solicitor to Dapo Davies, owner of Pelly Foam, an occupier of the building complex which was allegedly set ablaze by the suspect.
Vanguard learnt that a team of Police Detectives brought Asha to the scene of the fire incident around 3:20 pm on Saturday to ascertain the level of the damage caused by the inferno and returned him to the custody.
The suspect, who was fingered as the mastermind of the inferno, was said to have perpetrated the dastard act in order to forcefully eject him (Davies) and other occupants of the said complex building.
The destruction of the said building complex worth five hundred million nairas at Lebanon Street, Dugbe Ibadan, was among 191 fire outbreaks reported in Oyo State within two months.
Source: News update