Benin - The official residence of the Deputy Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Festus Ebea, has been gutted by fire.
The fire which razed down the bedroom portion of the house and personal effects estimated at millions of naira, was said to have started on Wednesday night.
Ebea, who is representing APC Esan South-East in the House told newsmen that he was able to retrieve his certificates, adding that the fire destroyed documents relating to his Office.
He said it took the combined efforts of the neighbours who came with fire extinguishers and water to put out the fire.
The deputy speaker listed some of the personal effects destroyed to include, computers, plasma TV, air conditioners, phones, Bank documents, official documents and an undisclosed sum of money, among others.
He, however, gave God the glory that no life was lost, saying that the cause of the fire may be traced to an electrical fault.
"I do not suspect any foul play," he added.