By Nehru Odeh
A middle-aged man and his son were reportedly burnt to death in the early hours of Saturday 8, September 2018 after fire razed a two-storey building at Awolowo Road Ikeja, in Lagos.
The incident occurred at about three o’clock this morning at the commercial nerve centre of Lagos, just a stone throw from Ikeja Bridge. The two-storey building houses several shops in which goods such as clothes and electronics are sold.
It was gathered that the fire was caused by an air conditioner which an occupant left unplugged in one of the shops in the building.
“The fire started at about three o’ clock Sunday morning, but the Lagos State Fire Service didn’t arrive in the place until about five’ o clock,” said an eye witness
When New Narrative Newspaper got to the scene , sympathizers gathered in front of the building, discussing and lamenting the lives and property lost in the inferno. One of the occupants of the building, an exporter who deals in clothes and fashion wears and lost goods worth millions of naira, wasn’t in the building when the inferno occurred. He had allegedly traveled to attend a burial ceremony.