- The Ooni of Ife expressed sympathy over the fire incident at the palace of the Oba of Lagos
- He said the incident had nothing to do with the relationship between him and the Oba
The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, has said that he has nothing to do with the fire incident that happened at the palace of Oba of Lagos and expressed sadness over it.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, caught fire on Tuesday, May 2.
The Oba was taken to a safe place while officials of Lagos state fire service put out the inferno.
There was report that traditional relics might have been affected by the mysterious fire.
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.”