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Fire razes four buildings, three shops in Ogun


Victim loses university certificate

Three buildings and four shops on the Oke- Itoku road in the Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State, were yesterday gutted by fire.

According to an eye witness, the fire started from one of the buildings in the area and later spread to the others. He explained that the fire started at 1am and immediately residents of the buildings alerted men of the state fire service.

According to the source, it took the men of fire service about three hours before the fire was put off. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

One of the victims, Nurudeen Olaleye said, he lost his university ; law school, call to bar certificate, ààabirth and other professional certificates to the inferno.

The legal practitioner appealed to the state government to come to their aid “by cushioning the effects of their lost items”.He said, “I don’t live here, it was in the middle of the night that I was called upon that the house has been razed by fire. Several efforts were made to call upon men of the fire service but it took about three hours before the fire service could put out the fire, that was why the impact of the fire is this much”.

“People really lost valuables worth millions of naira, even I as a person, I also lost valuable items.“As you can see I also lost my certificate which I kept in my room, my birth certificate, university certificate, law school certificate and other certificates were lost to the fire incident .”

Another victim of the incident, Kudrat Olaipupo lamented that she left her shop last night but was informed of the incident the following morning.She said “ I got here and everything is gone, I couldn’t even take anything out. Only God knows what happened. We are appealing to the government to assist us. This is where we get money to feed.”


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