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JUST IN: No casualty recorded in Redeemed Church fire – Police


JUST IN: No casualty recorded in Redeemed Church fire - Police

While the the Redeemed Christian Church of God is still mourning the loss of Pastor Dare Adeboye, one of its mega province headquarters went up in flame on Sunday.

The affected Church was the RCCG Lagos Province 28 Headquarters along Lagos Expressway after China town in Alapere area of Lagos.

In a viral video shared on social media on Sunday, people were seen running around the Church which was on fire.

Although sources told WuzupNigeria that the incident occurred in the morning, they were not too sure whether there were casualties involved.

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When contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi confirmed the incident.

He explained that the fire started at about 6:15am.

“The Redeem Christian was the Lagos Province 28 HQ, Lagos Expressway after China town. The DPO Ogudu who raised down to the scene alerted the Lagos State Fire Service and  the fire was put out.

“No life was lost to the inferno, only the property destroyed. Cause of fire yet unknown. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the DPO should police the scene to avoid any looting and that the Lagos State Fire Service to commence investigation into the incident,” he said.

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All efforts made to reach the Director General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu proved abortive.

He did not picked our reporter’s calls or reply his text messages.

LASEMA spokesperson, Nosa Okunbor, told our correspondent declined comment, insisting that the agency will still soon release a statement on the incident.

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However a source with the agency told WuzupNigeria that though the fire was doused before it spiraled out of control, the fire was not as huge as people rumoured.

“The fire has been put under control. It is unfortunate the way people are trying to blow it out of proportion.

“The fire which was caused by electrical sparks around the pulpit affected the auditorium. But it did not engulfed the entire building as speculated,” he said.

Details later…