The Enugu State Police Command has confirmed Thursday night’s fire outbreak at the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC office in Obollo Afor, Udenu Council area of Enugu state, saying full scale investigation into the incident has begun.
The mystery inferno had destroyed part of the INEC building.
Further checks revealed that the building would have been completely burnt down but for the timely intervention of men of the Enugu State Fire Service.
ASP Daniel Ndukwe, the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, Daniel Ndukwe confirmed the incident Friday morning.
The PPRO said “following a distress call at Udenu Police Divisional Headquarters of Enugu State Command on 13/05/2021 at about 2140hrs, alleging that there was fire outbreak at the Obollo-Afor Office of the Independence National Electoral Commission, NEC, in Udenu L.G.A. of the State, Operatives attached to the Division immediately raced to the place, while contacting Fire Service Office in the area to promptly put out the fire.
According to him, “Preliminary investigation suggests that the fire, which was eventually put out before it could spread to other offices around the building, through the combined efforts of the State Fire Service, the Police and law-abiding citizens, may have been caused by power surge due to sudden power supply to the building.”
He disclosed that “Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, has launched thorough investigation to further ascertain the actual cause of the fire outbreak and damages incurred.”