Ex-commissioner’s son and girlfriend burnt to death in Bayelsa (photo)

Physinews: A former commissioner for Housing and
Urban Development in Bayelsa state in Nigeria, Chief
Nimibofa Ayawei, has lost his son, Mr
Mientei Ayawei, and the man’s girlfriend,
whose name, The Punch reported as

They were reportedly burnt to death in a
fire incident which occurred on Saturday at
the NIIT area of Tombia in Yenagoa, the
state capital.

The report said the cause of the fire which
razed the apartment where they were burnt
could not be ascertained.

It however quoted a source close to the
family as saying the incident could be the
result of a power surge.

Ayawei is the current chairman of the
Bayelsa state board of internal revenue
and the source said as a result of the
power surge, an electric extension sparked
and caught fire in the early hours of
Saturday, October 15.

The building is owned by the former
commissioner and his son and his
girlfriend were sleeping when the fire

Two other persons in another room in the
house escaped while the fire was said to
have destroyed everything in the

The entire building would have been razed
down, but the report said fire fighters
helped with rescuing the house.

The burnt house below :