A mother, Chigozie Onuobu and her three children were burnt to death in Aguabata Echara, Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi state.
It was learnt that the fire incident occurred on Tuesday night while they were sleeping in their thatch house.
A family member, Samuel Okoro who visited the scene upon hearing of the ugly incident confirmed the incident.
He said the fire incident was intentional as there was no trace of bush burning around the building.
“I don’t think it was not deliberate. There was no trace of bush burning around the building. Moreover, they have a separate kitchen where they cook.
“The woman is my cousin. Actually, the man married two wives but the first wife is not living with them in the same compound”.
“I was told that when some people called the husband of the deceased on the development, he nearly fainted. However, when we asked of him, the people said they don’t know his whereabout.
“Maybe they felt we want to beat the man or express our anger. But we will go back especially when the burnt death bodies are still there”, Okoro said.
Police Spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah, did not pick her call when contacted to react on the incident.