The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, escaped a mysterious fire incident in Lagos on Tuesday as his Mercedes-Benz G-wagon Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) reportedly caught fire.
The cause of the car fire accident is still unknown as at wednesday.
However, the Special Assistant to the governor on New Media and Public Communications, Mr. Lere Olayinka, confirmed it via a statement made available to journalists.
Olayinka said the governor was on his way to Lagos Airport when the accident occurred.
The statement said: “There was an accident involving the governor’s vehicle on his way to the airport Wednesday (Tuesday).
“Though he was meant to be in the vehicle, by providence, he was not there. What caused the sudden fire under the vehicle is yet to be ascertained.
“The governor is grateful to God that no casualty was recorded. He also thanked the people who made spirited efforts to put out the fire.”
•Report courtesy of THISDAY; Photo: Nigerian Tribune