A 9-year-old girl has been arrested after she was caught on camera ‘deliberately’ setting fire to a multi-billion naira Ebeano Supermarket in Lokogoma, Abuja.
A CCTV footage shared on social media showed a young girl walking into the inflammable items section of the supermarket, which housed gas cylinder, gas cookers and firelighters and set it alight.
After lighting up the fire which destroyed the entire shopping complex, the girl was seen from a distance, observing as the fire got bigger and firelighters exploding and igniting the gas cookers.
The young girl whose identity could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report was later arrested and, on interrogation, said her mother took her to the supermarket.
“My mum took me to the shop. She wanted to buy xxx for my sister. We went to the market first before going to the shop. My mummy was with my sister at the drink session,” the little girl stutters without giving a cogent reason for setting fire to the store.
It’s unclear if the questioning was carried out on the same day because the girl still has on her the same clothes she wore to the shop on the day of the arson, as captured on CCTV.
Meet the girl that burnt down ebeano supermarket below
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Watch the girl set the supermarket on fire:
Watch the young girl and her mother standing outside the supermarket while the fire continued.
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