Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko and
his entourage escaped death by the whiskers
on Saturday night at Arakale in Akure, the
The governor we gathered was on his way to
Idanre with his aides for a gala night to
mark the grand finale of the annual tourist
Report says Mimiko had gone to sympathize
and join in efforts to help rescue trapped
victims and put out the raging fire at a
cooking gas depot on the busy Arakale road
in the state capital.
According to Pointblank news, the fire
fighters were said to have told residents that
they had not fuel in their tank to put out the
fire as quickly as possible.
This development irked residents of the area
who decided to take the revenge on the
governor and his men.
They jeered and hulled stones at the
governor, describing him as a corrupt
According to an eyewitness who gave his
name as Olu Aladenusi, “The gas depot ought
not to have been sited along a residential
area such as Arakale. But in furtherance of
the evil sectional agenda of weakening and
destroying Akure, the administration
continues to pack ajeles into positions for
which they are not skilled or competent.”
Olaniran Obe, a young University graduate
said that he did not know that the explosion
had not stopped when he joined other
sympathizers in effort at rescuing victims.
According to Mr. Obe: “no sooner did we
begin to assist that cylinders began to lift
into the air with fatal consequences; my
brother, I ran. I lost my shoes. I thought I
had been caught or killed, but the moment I
found out that I was still running, I knew I
had not died”.
Soldiers were late drafted from the 323
Brigade of the Nigerian Army to curb the