- The police have blamed yet to be identified hoodlums for the fire incident at Sunday Igboho's house in Ibadan
- According to the police, the hoodlums loaded in a bus and taxi fired sporadically before setting the house ablaze
- Oyo police command's spokesman said officers are already on the trail of the hoodlums
Hours after a house belonging to Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho was set ablaze in Ibadan, the police in Oyo state has given some details regarding the incident.
The Punch reports that the state police spokesperson, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said the command received a report that hoodlums loaded in a bus and taxi set the house ablaze.
Legit.ng gathers that Fadeyi also said the police were told that the arsonists shot in the air several times as they put fire to the house which is located at the Soka area of Ibadan.
The police spokesman said an investigation to fully unravel the ugly incident has commenced.
"The mini sitting room got burnt in the process while the value of other properties is yet to be estimated."
He added that the DPO in the area contacted fire service while he also went to the scene for on the spot assessment.
According to Fadeyi, the fire has been put out while the police are on the trail of the hoodlums.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported the house was said to have been burnt at around 3am on Tuesday, January 26, after the power supply to the area was cut off.
It was, however, gathered that the burnt house is not the one Igboho currently lives in.
The fire incident comes amid Igboho's quit notice to herdsmen in Igangan, Igbarapa North local government area of Oyo state, after accusing them of being behind the kidnapping and other criminal activities in the area.
Meanwhile, Igboho has also reacted to the fire incident which left parts of his house destroyed.
Igboho in a tweet confirmed that his property was indeed razed down.
The activist who shared pictures of the damaged building blamed suspected arsonists for the incident.