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Obasanjo’s mansion gutted by fire  print

Published on December 27, 2012 by   ·   11 Comments

Abiodun Onafuye/ Abeokuta

OBj’s house on fire

A section of the multi-million naira mansion of the former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo was up in flames today in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. But for the timely intervention of officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the multi million naira palatial home would have been razed.

Witnesses said the fire broke out from the office of the Principal Secretary to the former President, destroying vital documents relating to the private and official
duties of the former President. The rooftop of the section was also damaged

There was a report of an injury sustained by one of the staffers of the former president, as frantic efforts were made to contain the fire. But the identity of the injured staff could not be ascertained.

The fire it was gathered started barely 20 minutes after Obasanjo had left his palatial residence for his former residence at Ita Eko area, also in the Ogun state capital.

Olusegun Obasanjo: Fire in the mansion

The incident was traced to electricity power surge.

Obasanjo, later made light of the incident when he spoke with journalists, making a song out of a Yoruba proverb: “ile Obasanjo to jo ewa lo bukun, eyin journalists se ti ri, e ma ko lo beee (the Obasanjo house that was burnt will be replenished by beauty, you journalists continue to sing it go!).

The incident attracted a horde of sympathisers, political associates and family members to the former president. They included the State Chairman of the PDP, Sen. Dipo Odujirin, the representatives of the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, led by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa and Deputy Chief of Staff, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu, former
Minister, Onaolapo Soleye, Chief Anthony Ojesina, Barr. Habeeb Ajayi among others.

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11 Comments for “Obasanjo’s mansion gutted by fire”

  1. owolabi oparinde

    sorry baba for that sar ile oba togo ewalobukun

  2. SAMPSON

    THIS IS THE SIGN OF WHAT IS WAITING MANY EVIL MEN AND WOMEN IN PDP GOVERNMENT NEXT YEAR 2013,SEE MALACHI 4 V1 AND HEB 12 V 29,WE HAVE PRAYED LIKE ELIJAH AS THE DAY OF ELIJAH,WHEN LOCKED HEAVEN AGAINST AHAB,JEZEBEL HIS WIFE AND THE FALSE PROPHETS,NOW IS ANSWERING US ONE BY ONE,BEFORE 2015 MANY MANY WILL HAVE A TEST OF OUR GOD,SEE PSALMS 2 V1-5,WE SHALL SEE MANY WONDERS OF GODS JUDGEMENT EVEN JONATHAN IS SAFE NEXT YEAR.

  3. naubiko

    so there is a God afterall….

  4. Coulter

    insurn job just like chuckie did.. maybe his private bars and boats will be next

  5. Benny

    Obasanjo who squandered 16 billion in power projects without any achievement or accountability has his ‘palatial residence’ gutted by the same power issue he refused to address.the evil that men do lives with them.

  6. atttttt

    Only God knows all, one thing i know is that, there is always an end of every begining. May God help us in Jesus Name Amen.

  7. 10/10

    we need to be careful 4 this winter period we should avoiding keeping fuel and gas in our apartment for the shake of scarcity may god helps………… SESSION GREETING TO EVERYBODY

  8. God's Son

    We Nigerians please let us acting in LOVE.
    God is LOVE.
    let LOVE lead.

  9. CITIZEN BANKOLE

    sorry sir mr unity…but may God Almighty forgive us in Nigeria

  10. Cole Oyekan

    Baba ooooo!!!!! OBJ Irumole wey dey chop fried rice… Mark the Obj words “Ile OBJ to jo ina ewa ko bu si”.. He want to lavishly reinvest the SQUANDered money during his tenure to build a higher mansion… All i know u won’t be Buried with those Money..

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