By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN CITY-STRANGE fire weekend gutted the office complex of the former Deputy Governor of Edo state, Rev.Peter Obadan.
The complex located along Commercial Avenue in the Government Reservation Area (GRA), Benin City,was completed razed by fire before help could come from men of the Fire Service.
The incident occurred last Friday morning. Vanguard learnt that some of the gift items meant for the burial of the mother of the incumbent state deputy governor, Dr Pius Odubu was destroyed in the inferno.
When contacted, Rev.Obadan expressed shock, saying “ I cannot understand because PHCN people came to check and they said it was not an electrical fault. Several things were destroyed including the hall at the event center.
“We thank God no life was lost. The whole thing is strange but the Bible says give thanks to God whether good or bad. So we give thanks to God, he knows it all”.