Mrs Theresa Jimoh, the mother of Nigerian business mogul and billionaire, Jimoh Ibrahim, has been killed in an early morning fire incident.
The Punch reports that the victim, who was about 76 years old, was at her house in the Victoria Garden City, Lagos, when a fire broke out around 2am on Saturday, January 19.
She was said to have been burnt to death before the inferno was put out by firefighters from the Lagos State Fire Service.
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The police public relations ffficer, CSP Chike Oti, has reportedly confirmed the incident.
Oki noted that the remains of the deceased have been deposited in a morgue, adding that investigations were ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that properties worth several millions of naira were reportedly destroyed in the Abule Egba area of Lagos state on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 as fire from a petroleum products pipeline engulfed the area.
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The affected streets were Arowolo, Shobowale, Iyalode Abule-Egba, Taiwo Adewole, Adepegba, Wamon Taofeek, Santos and Owode.
The explosion was as a result of the activities of suspected petroleum products’ thieves from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)’s pipeline in the Arowolo area.
A total of 63 vehicles, 98 shops, four tricycles, six houses and one church were reportedly counted to have been razed by the fire which began around 2am.
It was gathered that the rescue teams that responded to the incident included the Lagos State Fire Service, the state police command, Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Lagos State Emergency Ambulance Service and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.
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