A mysterious fire on Wednesday night gutted the Makurdi, Benue State home of the Second Republic Minister of Power and Steel, Paul Unongo.
The house is located at Daniel Amokachi Lane, opposite St. Theresa Primary School, Wurukum, Makurdi.
Conducting The Nation round the house, which was reduced to rubble by the inferno, the Personal Assistant to Unongo, Adom Terfa, said the fire began about 8pm, two hours after he (Unongo) left the house for a meeting in Abuja.
Adom said he suspected foul play because there was power outage when the inferno began and the generator was off.
According to him, the house was completely burnt down as property worth millions of naira were destroyed.
“The house was reduced to rubble. The materials for his daughter’s wedding coming up very soon were among the belongings lost in the inferno,” Adom said.
He urged the security agencies to arrest the perpetrators of the arson.
A source said an Assistant Commissioner of Police (names withheld) had led detectives to the house to gather information that would aid investigation.