Fire on Wednesday, December 5, gutted the palatial residence of the lawmaker representing Ovia constituency in the House of Representatives, Omosede Igbinedion.
Firemen from the Edo Fire Service in Benin on Wednesday salvaged the house of a member of the House of Representatives, Omosede Igbinedion, from what would have been a fire disaster.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fire which was believed to have started from the lawmaker’s bedroom, immediately spread to her sitting room.
NAN reports that thick smoke engulfed the duplex, located at the Government Reserve Area of the Edo State capital.
Fire razes Edo Reps member’s home in Benin. (Photo credit: The Nation)
Some domestic staff and sympathisers, however, battled to contain the fire which was said to have sparked off from an air conditioner in one of the bedrooms.
NAN reports that the firefighters, however, responded promptly to the distress call and the fire was immediately brought under control.
The lawmaker, who was not around when the fire started, later came in the company of her parents to assess the extent of damage from the incident.
The building was reportedly given to Omosede as a wedding gift from her father, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin Kingdom.
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