Neighbours at the Asokoro residence of the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, have hinted that there were reports of suspicious characters around the house of the minister before the fire outbreak on Sunday evening.
Since the incident on Sunday evening, there have been varied reports on the matter as to what led to the inferno. The minister’s house, located in an estate in Asokoro and close to Daar Communication office in the same area, has been a no-go area since the fire outbreak after security officers and police sealed off the place.
Kachikwu was reportedly not in the room when the fire started.
So far, the minister hasn’t made any categorical statement on the incident, but it was learnt that some of the witnesses to the inferno claim it was caused by electrical faults in the home.
As at the time of filing this report, there was still heavy presence of security men made up principally of police.