Thursday, 27 December 2012

Hill Top Resident Of Former Nigerian President Razed By Fire

Obasanjo's mansion
Obasanjo’s mansion

The mysterious fire was reported to have started from the kitchen section of the mansion at about 5 pm on Thursday the 27th of December 2012, later spread to other sections within the premises.
An eye witness disclosed that Ogun State Fire Service truck marked OG 122 AO9 was seen at the compound even as men Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Nigeria Police Force, State Security Service have joined the fire fighters to contain the fire from spreading to other parts of the sprawling estate.
Obasanjo who expressed appreciation to God said that, ” You have seen that it is only the office of my secretary that is burnt.”  He added in Yoruba, “Ile Obasanjo to jo Ewa lobu kun,ile Obasanjo to jo ewa lobu kun. This is translated, ” A king’s house gutted by fire can only add beauty to it.

The multi-billion naira hill-top mansion is situated in Abeokuta the capital of Ogun State.

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