Yesterday afternoon news broke that the supermarket owned by the wife of the former governor of Oyo State, Mrs Florence Ajimobi.
The supermarket known as Grandex stores located at Bodija, Ibadan, reportedly caught fire at about 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, as a result of a surge in electricity from the back of the store and within minutes things got out of hands creating a wildfire and spread quickly has the main building was soon gutted in fire too.
The Deputy Director of the Oyo State Fire Service, Moshood Adewuyi, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said that the timely intervention of the state’s firefighters prevented the store from been completely razed into ashes.
He disclosed that the fire destroyed some sections of the store and damaged a lot of goods stored inside.
Mrs Florence Ajimobi and other top government officials in the late Abiola Ajimobi’s cabinet were present at the scene of the incident, he added.
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