- Self-made business man Lak Sira’s N59.5m Lamborghini recently went up in flames
- The 22-year-old revealed that incident happened just an hour after he picked it up from service
- Sira reportedly smelled petrol and was forced to pull over before he heard a loud bang and watched his car get burnt
Successful men do not mind spending any amount on luxury items and they usually expect to get their money's worth.
However, a 22-year-old business man Lak Sira, got the surprise of his life after his fancy car, a gold-plated Lamborghini Gallardo, worth about £125,000 (N59.5m) went up in flames.
The car had reportedly just undergone a £10,000 (N4.7m) service before the unfortunate incident happened.
Sira revealed that he had been on his way to London with his girlfriend when she complained about smelling petrol. He put a call through to his mechanic who explained that since the car had just been serviced, it was normal to smell petrol.
However, the smell got stronger and his girlfriend told him to roll down the windows. They eventually pulled over and heard a loud bang before the car went up in flames.
According to Daily Mail, the young business man said: “I was on the way to London with my girlfriend for a night out as I just had the car back and wanted to drive it around.
'We had only gone one junction when my girlfriend smelt petrol in the car, so I called the garage's mechanic.
'He said 'the car has just been for a service and it is usual to smell a bit of fuel', so there wasn't a problem.
'So we carried on a bit further and my girlfriend asked me to open the windows, because the smell of fuel had got that strong.
'I stopped on the hard shoulder, between J5 and J6, to remove the roof but then the next thing was we heard a loud bang, it was like a firework going off, and the back of my car caught fire.
'I just had to watch helplessly as the car which I had worked so hard to buy went up in smoke.
'We nearly died, if I didn't pull over when I did I dread to think what happened. It was very frightening and my girlfriend is scared to get in any car with me now.
'I am meeting with my solicitor to see whether to take legal action as I can't believe its a coincidence that I'd only just had the car back from the garage."
See the video of the incident below:
Meanwhile Legit.ng previously reported that about 20 cars went up in flames as a result of a petrol tanker falling on Otedola bridge.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and Lagos Fire Service were said to have been mobilised to the scene. The reports was made known by the Rapid Response Squad via its Twitter handle, @rrslagos767.
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