A mysterious fire in Osinle, Akure, has claimed the life of 64-year-old Ghanaian economics teacher, Ackon Anthony.
School proprietor dies in mysterious fire
A 64-year-old school proprietor was killed by fire in Ondo state.
The deceased, who was the Registrar (Economics Teacher) at Becky Parker College, Akure, was reportedly burnt while his wife was in the next room. The mysterious situation surrounding his death has brought up a lot of questions by residents of the area.
According to Vanguard reports, Anthony's wife, Kemi, who was in the house with him had failed to come to his rescue. It was Anthony's desperate cries for help that attracted neighbours who did all they could to rescue him. Even more suspicious was the fact that his two children, who were also in the house the night their father died reportedly left home hurriedly less than an hour before the mysterious fire incident started. People are starting to wonder if the fire was a premeditated one.
It was gathered that Anthony was home alone with his wife when the fire started, but they were in separate rooms. Anthony slept in the living room, where he was later burnt alive while his wife, who slept in the bedroom, came out of the incident completely unscathed.
Reports also revealed that the couple have allegedly been having marital issues mainly over finances.
On the day of the incident, it was reported that Anthony went to bed as usual, lighting a candle which he kept beside him. It has been alleged that the lighted candle could have been the cause of the fire. But this also begged the question of why he did not try to escape when the fire started.
His wife, who managed to escape without a bruise, explained that it was too late by the time she noticed the fire, and all she could do was run for her life and go get help for her husband.
Before help could get to Anthony, however, he was already on the brink of death, and he gave up the ghost before rescuers could get him medical help.
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