Fire guts oba of Lagos’ palace

A section of The palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu was Tuesday evening gutted by fire.

The fire was believed to have started from an air conditioner in one of the living rooms. Men of the Lagos state fire service battled to stop the fire from engulfing the whole palace.

Sources at the palace told newsmen that the Oba of Lagos was safe as he was evacuated from the palace to a safe environment when the fire started.

Oba Akiolu, the Lagos monarch was in the news last week when he publicly snubbed the Ooni of IFE, Adeyeye Ogunwusi at an event in Lagos. Oba Akiolu was roundly criticised on the social media for that incident.

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