There was pandemonium in Abeokuta on Wednesday night as fire broke out in the house of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The house, situated at Ita-Eko area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, was gutted by fire at about 9:30pm.
Eye witnesses said the inferno occurred following a power surge.
Residents of the area and sympathizers trooped out to assist the domestic workers in the house to put out the fire.
When contacted, the state Director of Fire Service, Fatai Adefala, confirmed the incident.
Adefala, however, disclosed that the fire only razed a store and not the main building in the former president’s compound.
He told our correspondent on phone that officials of the agency swiftly responded to distress calls about 10:00pm and succeeded in putting out the fire.