The commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State was thrown into heavy pandemonium on Saturday, when a billionaire couple, who just returned home from abroad, were consumed in an inferno that broke out in the commercial city.
The unfortunate incident occurred in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Boniface Ndubuisi, a house that is located at number 2, Arinze Lane, off Okolo Street, American Quarters, Onitsha, Anambra State .
The couple who just returned from abroad were badly burnt, and were seen clung to each other in the bathroom of the building.
Information available to Codewit says the building was razed before fire fighters arrived in the compound. The couple’s valuables, worth billions of naira were reportedly lost to the inferno.
An eyewitness who could not fathom how and where the fire started in the one-storey building, confirmed that it started around 4am. He said the couple’s bodies were found inside their bathroom, clinging unto each other.
It was reported that the late couple had six children; three in America, two in Abuja and one in Lagos.
The Divisional Police Officer, Onitsha Central Police Station, Mr Tope Fasugba has visited the scene with his men. He said the incident is being investigated. He also confirmed that the bodies have been taken to a morgue in Onitsha.
The cause of the fire outbreak could not be ascertained, but many blamed the incident on power surge from Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).