Fire guts Ooni’s palace
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
A building apartment within the courtyard of the Palace of Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Oguwusi, Ojaja 11 has reportedly been gutted by fire.
It was gathered that the incident was triggered by power surge which exploded through electrical appliances in the affected apartment.
Director of Media and Public Affairs to the Palace, Otunba Moses Olafare confirmed the incident
Olafare said the fire incident did not spread beyond the affected building located at a section of the palace premises as it was swiftly put off by the combined efforts of the Osun State Fire Service, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Fire Service and Palace Emergency Control Unit.
He said that no casualties or cultural items were destroyed or affected during the fire outbreak.