Tuesday after a mtsterious fire consumed his Mercedes-Benz G-Class on
the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos State.
Management Authority and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency
later responded to the incident.
waited behind until the fire was put off, later went in to pack some
burnt N500 notes and other items in the car.
Expressway inward Airport Road. It happened on the Oshodi bridge, not
too far from the LASTMA’s headquarters.
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.
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.
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.”
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