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Fayose Escapes Death As Mysterious Fire Guts His G-Class in Lagos, …Huge Sum of Cash Razed

Fayose Escapes Death As Mysterious Fire Guts His G-Class in Lagos, ...Huge Sum of Cash Razed

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, escaped death by a whisker on
Tuesday after a mtsterious fire consumed his Mercedes-Benz G-Class on
the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos State.
It was learnt according to Punch Newspaper that the vehicle had just had a lone accident when the governor fled it and escaped into another car which was in his convoy.
 It was gathered that traffic officials with the Lagos State Traffic
Management Authority and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency
later responded to the incident.
 A traffic official and witness said the driver of the G-Class, who
waited behind until the fire was put off, later went in to pack some
burnt N500 notes and other items in the car.
 He said, “The accident happened around 1.30pm on the Oshodi-Apapa
Expressway inward Airport Road. It happened on the Oshodi bridge, not
too far from the LASTMA’s headquarters.
 We cannot tell the exact cause of the
fire. We gathered from those at the scene that the governor was in the
G-Class when the accident happened and he quickly escaped into another
car in his convoy.
“On getting to the scene, we saw the driver who tried to cover his face
with a Fez cap. He watched helplessly as the fire raged on. We alerted
the state fire service and LASEMA. The LASEMA response unit had to take
one way to access the accident scene because the road was blocked
because of the inferno.
 “On arrival, they were able to douse the fire. The vehicle was
seriously burnt. The driver did not talk to anybody. We saw as he
started packing some of the burnt cash in the car. They were N500 notes.
He packed the money with some other items into a polythene bag. This
was in the presence of traffic officials and the police. We later
cleared the traffic as the carcass of the car was towed away by LASEMA.”
However, the Special Assistant to Fayose on New Media and Public
Communications, Lere Olayinka, said the governor was not in the car.

In a statement he issued on the incident on Wednesday, Olayinka
explained that Fayose was heading for the Lagos airport when the car got
burnt.

 He said the cause of the accident remained a mystery.

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