by Isi Esene

The Hilltop mansion of former president Olusegun Obasanjo in his hometown, Abeokuta, Ogun State, was gutted by fire.

It was gathered that the fire, which started around 4:30pm on Thursday, 20 minutes after Obasanjo reportedly left the mansion for his family house at Ita-Eko, Abeokuta, destroyed some documents and property.

A resident of the mansion told Vanguard that, the inferno was caused by an electricity surge from one of the offices of the former president and destroyed some valuable documents.