Igboho house fire: Oyo Fire Service speaks, police blame hoodlums

Firefighters at Sunday Igboho’s house

Firefighters at Sunday Igboho's house on Tuesday

Firefighters at Sunday Igboho’s house on Tuesday

By Suleiman Shehu/Ibadan

The Director of Operation Oyo State Fire Service, Mr Ismail Adeleke, said no life was lost in the fire incident in the Ibadan home of popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Sunday Igboho.

Adeleke said that it was only the waiting room and the corridor of the building that were affected by the fire.

He said items destroyed by the fire were Plasma television set, air conditioners and chairs.

Adeleke said investigation was ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire.

The Police Command in Oyo State said that the fire was the handiwork of yet-to-be identified hoodlums.

The command’s spokesman, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed that the command also received a report on the incident.

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Adeyemo (Igboho), popularly known as Sunday Igboho, recently gave a seven-day ultimatum to herders in the Ibarapa axis of Oyo State to leave the area.

He said herders have been responsible for the killings and kidnappings of the residents of Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa.

But Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State insisted that the herders were not responsible for the insecurity. He asked the police to arrest Igboho and other trouble makers.

Adeyemo later went to Igangan community in Ibarapa axis of Oyo State on Jan. 22, resulting in a clash.

The home of the Fulani Seriki in the town was burnt.

At about 3.a.m. today fire also gutted Igboho’s house in Soka area of Ibadan.