A white Mercedes Benz G-Wagon (2017 edition) belonging to the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, reportedly got burnt in Lagos on Tuesday.
His spokesman, Lere Olayinka, who confirmed the incident, revealed that the SUV caught fire while on motion to the airport but the governor was not in the vehicle.
He added that no casualty was recorded and the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
Olayinka said the governor expressed his gratitude to the people who helped control the situation and grateful to God that no casualty was recorded.
Olayinka said: “There was an accident involving the governor’s vehicle on his way to the airport yesterday. Though he was meant to be in the vehicle, by Providence, he was not there.
“What caused the sudden fire under the vehicle is yet to be ascertained.
“The governor is grateful to God that no casualty was recorded. He also thanked the people who made spirited efforts to put out the fire”.
According to a review by the autos team of U.S. News & World Report, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class ranks 7 out of 7 Luxury Large SUVs.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class ($122,400) is the most expensive SUV in its class.
At the current exchange rate of $1 to N359, the SUV will cost N43, 941, 600 (Forty three million, nine hundred and forty one thousand and six hundred naira only).