BREAKING: 2 Feared Dead As Fire Razes Alao-Akala’s Residence

BREAKING: 2 Feared Dead As Fire Razes Alao-Akala’s Residence

  • A fire outbreak at the Ogbomoso residence of a former governor of Oyo state, Alao-Akala, has reportedly claimed the lives of two people
  • A family source confirmed the development and attributed the inferno to a power surge experienced on Monday morning
  • From the reports circulating on social media, the fire razed the whole bungalow, including properties worth millions of naira journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Oyo state, Ibadan - An emerging report has it that two people have reportedly lost their lives to the fire outbreak at the residence of the late former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala.

Oyo state, Alao Akala's estate razed
Properties worth millions of naira were razed at Alao Akala’s estate on Monday, December 18. Photo credit: Adebayo Alao-Akala, FORTUNATE BROADCASTING SERVICE -FBS FMTV
Source: Facebook

As reported by Leadership, the sector commandant of the Oyo State Fire Service, Ogbomoso command, Oluwaseyi Awogbile, confirmed the incident.

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According to Awogbile, the fire accident occurred in the wee hours on Monday, December 18, 2023.

Details concerning the cause of the fire remain unknown at this time, though Sahara Reporters confirmed that a power surge caused the fire outbreak.

Awogbile said investigations were underway to ascertain the cause of the tragic incident, adding that the service was working diligently to uncover the factors that may have contributed to the outbreak.

An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said the fire incident resulted in the unfortunate demise of two individuals, adding that one person sustained injuries and has been taken to the hospital for medical attention.

“Yes, it is true. We experienced power surge this morning, and it consumed one person. One person also sustained serious injuries,” a family source told The Punch newspaper.

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Fire guts popular Lagos market

In another development, reported a fire incident at the Olowu spare parts market in Lagos state.

According to Vanguard, some shops engulfed by the inferno contained air-conditioners for sale, vehicle parts, and motorcycles, among others.

Confirming the development, a Twitter user shared a video revealing what happened at the market in Ikeja, Lagos state.

Fire razes Balogun market in Lagos

Some parts of Balogun market on Lagos Island were gutted by fire. reported that on Tuesday, March 28, the fire affected a plaza where ladies’ shoes are sold in the popular market.

Firefighters from two divisions of Lagos Fire Service have been deployed to the scene to put out the fire, gathered.

Reacting to the development on his Twitter page, Jubril A. Gawat, @Mr_JAGs, senior special assistant (SSA) to the governor of Lagos state on new media, disclosed that firefighters were currently attending to the situation.


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