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Accounts Section of Ebonyi Government House Gutted by Fire



Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

The accounts section of the Ebonyi Government House was on Friday gutted by fire which disrupted activities within the complex.

No life was reported lost in the fire which started around 9AM.

Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, Senior Special Assistant to Governor David Umahi on Internal Security, said that it took the combined efforts of workers and the State Fire Service to put out the fire.

“The fire outbreak was caused by a faulty electrical connection within the accounts section and the level of damage was minimal. An upholstery and cottons within the section were completely burnt and we would ascertain the true extent of damage when the fire service concludes its task,’’ he said.

An eyewitness, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said that the fire started with a thick fume emanating from the accounts section.

“The shouts for help attracted workers who used improvised items such as water and detergent to put out the fire before the arrival of firemen,” she said.

James Owoh, the state Chief Fire Officer, said that his officers promptly responded to the distress call from the Government House.

“We have always been responsive to distress calls and Government House officials acknowledged that the situation was promptly put under control,” Owoh said.


  1. adelegirl

    March 31, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    First thing that popped in my head when I saw this is – “Is someone trying to get rid of incriminating evidence?”

    • FasholasLover

      March 31, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Don’t mind dem. They yaff tif money. Nigeria l hail thee.

  2. mujer

    April 1, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Perfectamente!! That way there are no accounting records. All the money in the coffers gone. All the receipts gone. They can just write off all things in the past and start afresh with new cash maybe from feds. Who do y’all think you are fooling?

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