Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Palace of Alaafin of Oyo razed by fire

Alaafin of Oyo's Palace
The Palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, were yesterday  razed by fire.  report said about  21 rooms occupied by the monarch were tourched in the inferno, the fire was said to have been caused by electrical surge in one of the rooms and it spread to other adjoining rooms causing several loss. although, no life was lost,  Three apartments occupied by the Alaafin’s wives and the rooms – Ile Ori and Ile Ifa -  where artifacts were kept were affected. 

The wives of the  monarch lamented as they counted their loss,  princesses Folasade (a.k.a Iyaa Meta), Rukayat and Abibat said that they lost all their valuables to the inferno. the fire which started at about 6.00 pm raged on for about 3 hours, when the fire fighter arrived at  the scene an hour later, a huge damage has been done to the palace 

Alhaji Azeez Fehintola, Alaafin’s Media Assistant, who addressed Journalist ,  said, “The extent of the damage is beyond my imagination. I broke down in tears when I saw the havoc. The fire outbreak was caused by electrical surge, it started around 6am and lasted three hours.