Reports coming from Ogun State in Nigeria, reveal that fire has gutted a house belonging to a former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo situated at the Ita-Eko area of Abeokuta, the state capital.
The fire reportedly broke out in the house around 10pm on Wednesday.
Some eyewitnesses told newsmen that the fire was caused by a power surge.
It was gathered that residents of the area and sympathisers trooped out to assist the domestic workers in the house to put out the fire.
The state Director of Fire Service, Fatai Adefala, has confirmed the incident.
Adefala however, said the fire did not damage the main building.
“Yes, there was a fire and it had been put out.”
“Our officials have put out the fire.” He said.
The affected building was used by Obasanjo when he was President before he later moved to the penthouse within the Presidential Library, Abeokuta.