Ooni of Ife reacts to fire incident at Oba of Lagos’ palace
By Osahon Ibizugbe
The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, has said that he had nothing to do with the fire incident that happened at the palace of Oba of Lagos and expressed sadness over it.
Considering the incident happened just a week after an incident between the two kings where the Oba of Lagos snubbed the Ooni at a public function, there was speculation that the fire incident was not unconnected to it.
Premium Times reports however that Moses Olafare, who is the spokesperson of the Ooni palace said the fire incident had nothing to do with the kings’ relationship.
He said: “We are not happy over the fact that the palace of Lagos king got burnt, we can only sympathise with the palace on the development. People are entitle to their own views. But what people say doesn’t mean that is the position of the palace.” “What happened is mere coincidence and should not be traced to the incident in Lagos, we send our sympathies.”
During the fire, the Oba of Lagos was taken to a safe place while officials of Lagos state fire service put out the inferno. It was also reported that traditional relics might have been affected by the mysterious fire.