The Oyo State Police Command said it received a warning that the house of Chief Sunday Adeyemo alias Igboho was set ablaze by hoodlums loaded into a bus and taxi.
This is what the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, said in a statement on Tuesday.
Fadeyi also said that the police were told that the arsonists had fired multiple times in the air when they set fire to the house in the Soka region of Ibadan.
He said the police had launched an enquiry into the incident.
The house was said to have been burnt around 3 am on Tuesday after the power supply to the area was cut off.
The police statement read, “At about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, a report was received at the Santo Police Station that some unidentified hoodlums came to Sunday Igboho’s house at Soka area of Ibadan in a Hummer bus and Micra ( taxi) firing sporadically, and set the house ablaze.
“The mini sitting room got burnt in the process while the value of other properties is yet to be estimated.
“Immediately the DPO Sanyo got wind of the incident, he contacted fire service while he also went to the scene for on the spot assessment.
“The fire was eventually put out. An investigation has commenced into the incident while the Police are on the trail of the hoodlums.”