…Razes INEC office in Idemili North LGA***
The Osun State Fire Services has confirmed the death of an aged woman, Mrs Omolayo Kolawole, in the fire incident that razed a house at Alapata street, Modakeke-Ife on Saturday.
The Senior Fire Superintendent in Lagere, Ile-Ife, Mr Adeyinmi Adeleye, confirmed this on Sunday in Ile-Ife, noting that the incident occurred around 12 am. and that his office was alerted at about 12:29 am.
He said that the fire service station of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and the residents of the area also assisted in halting the inferno.
Adeleye said that the remains of the victim had been handed over to the police and deposited at the morgue of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife.
An eye witness, Mr Bisi Ogunlola, commended the fire service stations at Ile-Ife and that of OAU for the job well done.
Ogunlola said the fire incident started from the late woman’s room through her local lantern (atupa) after the kerosene inside it had spilled on the floor and on the foam.
He said that two aged men, who were also victims, did all they could to rescue the woman but that their efforts did not yield fruit, as she was burnt beyond recognition.
Fire, in another incident, devastated the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra on Sunday, wrecking havoc yet to be determined.
Confirming the incident to journalists, SP Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officer in the state command, said “the fire allegedly emanated from bush a burning.
“However, the extent of damages done is yet to be determined.”
Mohammed said that on receiving a report, a police patrol team led by DPO Ogidi Division was dispatched to the scene of the fire and the Fire Service Department immediately contacted.
The PPRO also confirmed that no fewer than seven persons sustained varying degrees of injury in another fire incident at a residential building in Onitsha