Ibadan explosion: I have been rendered homeless – Ex- Oyo Deputy gov cries out


A former deputy governor of Oyo State, Barrister Iyiola Oladokun, has cried out that he and his family has been rendered homeless after the explosion that rocked Ibadan on Tuesday night.

Oladokun spoke in an interview with DAILY POST on Wednesday.

DAILY POST reports that the explosion occurred at Dejo Oyelese Close, Bodija Housing Estate in Ibadan

Our correspondent reports that Oladokun’s residence was among the houses affected by the explosion.

The former deputy governor, while speaking with DAILY POST on Wednesday, said that he and his family members cannot sleep in his house again due to the damage from the explosion.

According to him, a friend had to provide accommodation for him and his wife after the explosion on Tuesday night.

He noted that property worth millions of naira were destroyed in his house as a result of the incident.

Oladokun said, “I am one of the residents of Dejo Oyelese Close. My house was affected.

“We were just watching the football match when the explosion occured. All the doors that were closed were forced open.

“It was very devastating. All the doors, burglary, windows and even the roof have gone.

“We give glory to God that me and my wife were not hurt.

“I am just coming back now because we can’t sleep here again. We couldn’t sleep here yesterday. We have to use our phone to move out yesterday. We had to find somewhere to sleep yesterday.”