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Fire razes Osun Accord Party governorship candidate’s house

Akin Ogunbiyi

The residence of the Accord Party governorship candidate in the Osun July 16 election, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, has been razed down by fire.

The incident happened on Sunday after Ogunbiyi had left for Osogbo to attend a church service.

According to PUNCH, an aide to the Chairman, Mutual Benefits Assurance, Stephen Owolabi, who confirmed the incident, said the fire started right in his bedroom and destroyed everything in the residence section in Ileogbo, Osun State.

Owolabi said some people on the premises observed the smoke and called Ogunbiyi, who at the time was about to enter Osogbo.

“The fire started from his bedroom and then took everything in the bedroom. Nothing was left and it also affected some other places. It has done the damage before fire fighters would come. We didn’t suspect anyone. 

“It happened Sunday morning. People were not at home. Ogunbiyi was coming to a Redeemed Church in Osogbo because he had an appointment there. He was about to reach Osogbo when he was called that they saw smoke in the house. 

“He returned home and called firefighters but the whole bedroom was burnt before anything could be done. We didn’t suspect anybody, but till now, we don’t know the cause of the fire,” Owolabi concluded.

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