Information emerging from the
ancient Oyo has it that the palace of
the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi
Adeyemi has been gutted by fire.
The inferno, it has been reported,
razed down about 21 rooms of the
According to the Media Assistant of
the monarch, Alhaji Azeez Fehintola,
the fire started around 6am
Wednesday and razed uncontrollably
before the arrival of fire fighters
one hour later. The fire, which broke
out from electrical surge, started around 6 a.m and was
contained after about three hours.
“The fire-fighters came at some minutes past seven and
battled it till it was finally put out. Every part of the
affected apartments were completely razed. It was a really
sad day for the Ayabas because many of their property were
destroyed. They keep their monies in the palace. Plasma
television, jewellery, clothes, bags and many other valuables
yet to be ascertained”, he said.
According to the Vanguard, some undisclosed amount of
money was burnt. Besides, some rooms known as Ile Ori, Ile
Ifa where artifacts are stored, plasma television, clothes,
shoes, jewellery and bags were destroyed by the raging fire.
However, no life was lost nor anyone injured.