Fire razes late business tycoon, Sir Joe Nwankwu’s residence

Posted by News Express | 19 December 2019 | 2,419 times

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•Burnt house of late business tycoon, Sir Joe Nwankwu. PHOTO: PAMELA EBOH/News Express Nigeria

The house of late business tycoon, Sir Joe Nwankwu, in Orofia village, Abagana, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, was Wednesday night razed by fire.

The cause of the inferno which destroyed properties worth millions of naira is yet to be ascertained.

A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, said that no life was lost in the inferno.

The statement said: “On 18/12/2019 at about 6pm, there was a fire outbreak at the residence of late Chief Sir Joe Nwankwu of Orofia village Abagana in Njikoka LGA of Anambra State.

“Following a distress call, Police patrol team led by DPO Abagana CSP Prince Ugochukwu Ezejiofor rushed to the scene of and alerted the fire service who responded promptly and put off the fire.”

He said the area was cordoned off by the Police to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation to loot.

Source: Pamela Eboh, Awka

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