By John Ikani
A video making rounds on social media captured moments that the nine-year-old girl whose actions set Ebeano supermarket in Abuja on fire, stood with her mother as they watched the building burn to ashes.
The fire incident happened on Saturday, July 17, destroying goods worth over N5 billion in the supermarket located at Lokogoma, Abuja.
The girl, dressed in a black T-shirt and jeans, was captured in a Close Circuit Television (CCTV) footage, setting fire to some goods arranged under a cooking gas cylinders on a shelve.
After perpetrating the crime which happened at around 7:00 pm, she walked briskly away from the scene of the incident.
The blob of fire she left behind exploded leading to an inferno that engulfed the supermarket, razing down the multi-million naira shopping mall all night and into the early hours of the next day.
As the fire raged on, she was sighted outside with her mom watching the building before they eventually moved out of sight.
See the video below.
Meanwhile, the young girl has confessed to committing arson during an interrogation.
She said her mother wanted to buy drinks for her sister at another section of the supermarket before she left them for the gas section in the supermarket.
The young girl still had on her the same clothes she wore to the shop on the day of the arson, as captured on CCTV.
It is unclear if the questioning was carried out on the same day.