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Breaking: Fire Razes Ooni Of Ife’s Palace

Breaking: Fire Razes Ooni Of Ife’s Palace



Breaking: Fire Razes Ooni Of Ife’s Palace

Fire razed a section of the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Friday night after one of the electrical appliances exploded. 

According to the Nation , the incident occurred on around 11:30pm and was noticed by one of the palace guards.

A statement by the Director, Media and Public Affairs,

Ooni’s Palace, Comrade Moses Olafare confirmed the incident, blaming it on power surge.


According to him: “A building apartment within the courtyard of the Palace Of The Ooni Of Ife was at about 11:30pm yesterday engulfed in flames of fire incident triggered by power surge which exploded through electrical appliances in the affected apartment.

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“The inferno did not spread beyond the affected building located at a section of the palace premises as it was swiftly put off through the combined efforts of the Government Fire Service, OAU Fire Service & Palace Emergency Control Unit.”

Olafare noted that no casualty or injury was recorded assuring no cultural items was lost to the fire.


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