The Nigerian police arrested a 9-year-old female arsonist after CCTV footage showed her setting Ebeano supermarket on fire with a lighter.
The fire, which started late Saturday, July 17 2021, burned all night and into the early hours of the next day, grazed the million Naira shopping mall in Abuja to the ground. Fortunately for investigators, they were able to retrieve the footage from the cameras installed inside the shop.
The CCTV footage shows a young girl (name unknown) dressed in a black T-Shirt and jeans, walking casually down an aisle of the supermarket. She seemed prepared as she strolled directly to where lighters and gas cylinders are displayed on the shelves. She took one of the lighters and lit the box containing the rest.
After she walked out of the turning repeatedly to watch the progress of the fire. The entire aisle caught up in flames, and soon the whole building was up in smoke.
Luckily, she was arrested before she could cause more harm. Watch her interrogation below.
By Grace Somuah-Annan|3news.com|Ghana]]>