‘It came with a big bang’: Eyewitness report of fire at Lagos Law School

An eyewitness has narrated a fire incident at Lagos campus of Law School, located at Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island.

The eyewitness, simply identified as Segun, narrating the incident said it happened around 10 pm, Wednesday night.

“The fire came with a big bang. There was stampede in the hostel. I saw a student jump out from the first floor where the fire started near the reading room. Other students ran out of their rooms in panic.

“At least, five people were seriously injured while one elderly woman who is a cleaner had her toe dislocated,” Segun stated.

The fire was said to have been promptly put out by hostel security officials who quickly switched off the main power supply before the arrival of state fire service some minutes later.

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Confirming the report, the Director of Lagos State Fire Service and Rescue, Margret Adeseye, through, Public Affairs Officer, Amodu Shuabu, said there was no casualty as the incident was minor.

According to Adeseye, preliminary investigation by the fire service indicated power surge as the cause of the fire outbreak.

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