One outlet of the chain of supermarket stores owned by Florence Ajimobi, wife of late former governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, was reportedly razed by fire on Sunday.
According to the deputy director of the state’s fire service, Moshood Adewuyi, the incident occurred at one of the Grandex Supermarket outlets located at Bodija, in Ibadan, the state capital.
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The fire which reportedly started around 3pm, was said to have been caused by an electrical surge which started at the back of the store, and later spread to the main building.
While officials of the fire service put out the inferno, security operatives from Operation Burst stood watch to protect the store from being looted by hoodlums.
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Mrs Florence Ajimobi later arrived at the scene in the company of friends and family to monitor the situation.
The incident comes three days after she completed the 130-day mourning exercise for her husband who died of COVID-19 complications in June.