Fire guts home of Nigeria’s former deputy leader, Oladipo Diya

Fire fighters on ground at the scene

The Lagos residence of a former Chief of General Staff, Oladipo Diya, was on Saturday gutted by fire.

The fire, which started in the evening, was finally put off at around 7 p.m., PREMIUM TIMES gathered.

The house is located on 31 Adekunle Fajuyi Way, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.

Findings by our correspondent revealed that Mr. Diya was not around at the time of the incident.

Efforts to speak with residents of the building, however, yielded no result as they declined to speak on the immediate cause of the incident.

Officials of the emergency agencies at the scene also declined to comment, ostensibly on the order of the residents.

Fatai Owoseni, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, who was also at the scene did not respond to questions from journalists.

Mr. Diya was deputy to the late Nigerian military head of state, Sani Abacha, before he was removed and jailed by the late dictator for allegedly planning a coup.

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Oladeinde Olawoyin reports Business & Economy, Development and Lagos Metro at PREMIUM TIMES. A First Class graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, he was nominated in the journalism category of The Future Awards Africa in 2017. Aside maintaining a column titled ‘SATURDAY SATIRE’, he also writes art and culture pieces on weekends. Twitter: @Ola_deinde

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