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Fire Destroys Property Worth Millions Of Naira At Molete


Property worth millions of naira were destroyed on Sunday evening when fire razed a two storey business building, shops, printing press and carpenter’s shop, beside Total filling station, opposite UMC, Molete Ibadan.

The fire, according to eye witnesses emanated from a carpentry shop behind the building which houses several care dealers’ office, e media consult and a record mixing

The carpentry, said to have been built around 37 years ago, specifically in 1982, belonged to a sexagenarian, who investigation revealed also resides in that shop.

Tribune Online gathered that the man, who is now only left with a trouser of an Ankara material was sleeping inside the shop when he was alerted of a burning flame. The notice from a neighbour woke the man up which by then the fire had caught up with the refrigerator repair shop beside the carpenter’s shop.

Eye witness further informed that they put a call through to fire service station at Challenge but surprised because the station did not have water in its reservoir at that moment, same with another fire station at Aleshinloye market area.

Respite, however, came when a neighbour helped contacted fire service office at the state secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, just as a popular FM radio station had announced the incident on air.

When Tribune Online attempted to speak with the dejected carpenter, all he could utter was ” just go away from me now. I can’t say anything.”

The man whose identity could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report sat helplessly on a wooden bench, few meters away from his shop as sympathisers strolled to his place to sympathise with him. He had no cloth on while he rolled up the Ankara trouser he was putting on and barely looked up even when sympathisers came to him to commiserate with him.

Several sympathisers assisted to drive out some cars parked at the premises of the building to avoid catastrophe when most phone numbers on the sign posts were not connecting.

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