Items worth millions of naira, were destroyed as part of a grocery and household supermarket, Grandex supermarket, Bodija branch in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, was razed by fire.
Grandex stores, is believed to be owned by Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, wife of the late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
The incident which started at 3:00 pm, from the back of the supermarket, gradually spread to the main store.
The men of Oyo State Fire Service who came to put off the fire were not able to do so as the fire kept raging, while it took the combined efforts of the Federal Fire Service to extinguish the fire.
The federal fire fighters who came later went to the area close to the back of the stores to spray water to the raging fire, which finally put an end to the incident.
Later, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi arrived at the scene, as some of the aides joined in evacuating goods from the stores, while some stern-looking officers of Operation Burst were on ground to prevent looting.
The team leader of the Federal Fire Service who spoke with journalists under the condition of anonymity, attributed the incident to electrical sparks and over-loading of electrical sockets.