Fire Wreak Havoc In Ebonyi State House of Assembly

Fire Wreak Havoc In Ebonyi State House of Assembly

Report reaching us from Ebonyi State revealed that mysterious fire on Tuesday wreaked havoc in the State House of Assembly.

According to The Nation correspondent, some sections of the House of Assembly were destroyed by the raging inferno which also gutted office equipments estimated at several millions of naira.

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It was also gathered that financial records in the accounts section and undisclosed amount of money kept in the office by staff of the Assembly were not spared by the fire.

The offices of the Deputy Speaker and that of the Majority Leader were also razed by the inferno.

It was further learnt that other Items gutted by the fire included furnitures, computer sets, refrigerators, air conditioner, television sets, ceiling and stand- fans, among other valuable properties.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, the state’s police command spokesperson, Mr. Chris Anyanwu, said the command received a distress call at about 1.00am that there was a fire incident at the Assembly.

“We immediately sent our officials to the scene and they alongside members of state’s Fire Service, worked assiduously to put-off the fire,” Anyanwu said.

The command spokesman told journalists that his men have already commenced investigations into the incident, assuring that the cause of the inferno would soon be unraveled.

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Meanwhile, despite the fire outbreak, members of the House still went ahead to hold their plenary at around 11.00am, with the lawmakers accusing the executive arm of government of involvement in the incident.

Recall that property worth millions of naira were in the early hours of Monday, January 12 destroyed as fire razed some shops at the popular Balogun Market, Lagos Island.

Also, a 15-year-old-boy, Alfred Omonefe, allegedly died in an explosion suspected to have been caused by adulterated kerosene which occurred at Ukpebo Street, off Textile Mill Road, Benin, Edo State.


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