Ogbomoso, Nigeria – In a devastating incident, a fire outbreak occurred at the Ogbomoso residence of the late Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, a former governor of Oyo State, leading to the tragic loss of two lives. The inferno, which started on Monday morning around 7:50 am, left behind a scene of destruction and sorrow.
According to an inside source who wished to remain anonymous, the fire is suspected to have been caused by a power surge. The blaze quickly engulfed the residence, leaving firefighters with a challenging task to bring it under control.
Local authorities and emergency services swiftly responded to the scene, deploying fire trucks and personnel to combat the flames. Despite their efforts, the intensity of the fire made it difficult to save the lives of two individuals who were trapped inside the residence.
The exact identities of the deceased have not been disclosed as of yet. However, their tragic deaths have sent shockwaves through the community, as they were residents of the late governor’s household.
The former governor, Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, served as the governor of Oyo State from 2007 to 2011. His residence in Ogbomoso held sentimental value for many, and the loss is deeply felt by the community.
Investigations into the cause of the fire are currently underway, with authorities focusing on the possibility of a power surge as the initial trigger. As more information becomes available, authorities will provide updates on their findings.
The fire outbreak serves as a reminder of the devastating impact that such incidents can have on individuals and communities. It highlights the importance of fire safety measures and the need for vigilance in preventing such tragedies.