The real cause of the fire outbreak that occurred on Tuesday at a section of the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu has been uncovered.
According to a source close to Oba Akiolu, the fire emanated from an air conditioner in the palace around 1.30pm, with smoke covering to the sky.
Punch quoted the source saying;
The fire started around 1.30pm. The fire service arrived 1.50pm. Except the emergency officials, nobody was allowed to enter. The gate was shut. A lot of policemen were on the ground.“The fire started from one of the air conditioners in the palace. I learnt the kabiyesi (Akiolu) was inside the palace when the incident happened.”
He also added that the palace gate was, however, shut to the crowd as firefighters from the Lagos State Fire Service, Sari Iganmu and Ilupeju stations, battled with the fire. It was eventually quenched around 3.30pm.