The fire outbreak incident at the residence of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has been confirmed by the Oyo State Police Command.
The command while speaking on the development noted that it was informed that hoodlums loaded in a bus and taxi stormed the residence of Igboho to set it on fire.
The statement was released by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, on Tuesday.
Fadeyi also the police were informed that the hoodlums shot in the air several times as they put fire to the house located at the Soka area of Ibadan.
He added that the police had begun an investigation into the incident.
Ngnews247.com had earlier reported that house was set on fire around 3 am on Tuesday after the power supply to the area was cut off.
The police statement read, “At about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, a report was received at the Santo Police Station that some unidentified hoodlums came to Sunday Igboho’s house at Soka area of Ibadan in a Hummer bus and Micra ( taxi) firing sporadically, and set the house ablaze.”
“The mini sitting room got burnt in the process while the value of other properties is yet to be estimated.”
“Immediately the DPO Sanyo got wind of the incident, he contacted fire service while he also went to the scene for on the spot assessment.”
“The fire was eventually put out. An investigation has commenced into the incident while the Police are on the trail of the hoodlums.”