Horror visited Alagbado area of Lagos on Tuesday night. 

A woman, Bose Enitan and her three children were sleeping when fire broke out in their makeshift home.

Neighbours rallied to put out the fire while the police mobilised. A phone was recovered from the scene and this led investigators to one Sola Adewunmi.

Further probing revealed that this man earlier had an altercation with the woman. 

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The Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, led a team of policemen and media to the shanty where the woman lives with her children.

"He purposely set fire with the intent of burning the woman and her three children alive. 

"He has been arrested and taken to the state CID," the CP said.

The saddest news is that one of the children, Nifemi died, while Ayo, Esther as well as their mother suffered varying degrees of burn.

The CP has promised to give Bounce News access to the prime suspect when investigation is concluded.

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