By Charles Akinbode
The house of the Accord’s candidate for the July 16, 2022 Osun State governorship election in Ile-Ogbo in Ayedire Local Government, Akin Ogunbiyi, has been razed by a mysterious fire.
The inferno which reportedly started on Sunday morning from Ogunbiyi’s bed room and was said to have spread to to other parts of the building and destroyed many items.
Ogunbiyi ‘s aide, Stephen Owolabi, who told newsmen that the cause of the fire was not immediately known, said many property of the politician had been consumed by the inferno before fire fighters’ arrival.
He said Ogunbiyi was on his way to Osogbo to attend a church service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) before he was alerted about the fire outbreak.
According to him, the politician was forced to return to Ile-Ogbo to salvage whatever that was left.
Owolabi said: “The fire started from his bedroom and then took everything in the bedroom. Nothing was left and it also affected some other places. It has done the damage before firefighters would come. We didn’t suspect anyone.
“It happened Sunday morning. People were not at home. Ogunbiyi was coming to a Redeemed Church in Osogbo because he had an appointment there. He was about to reach Osogbo when he was called that they saw smoke in the house.
“He returned home and called firefighters but the whole bedroom was burnt before anything could be done. We didn’t suspect anybody, but till now, we don’t know the cause of the fire.”