Landlord confirmed dead in Lagos State as two-storey building collapses
An uncompleted 2-storey building has collapsed and killed the owner in Lagos State recognized as Pastor Daniel Obasi at no. 77 Tapa Road, Oke-Ojo, Isawo in Ikorodu.
Reports have it that the accident happened exactly around 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, being the 20th of July, while the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir was ongoing.
In accordance with the neighbours statement, building work were put to a temporary stop on Tuesday due to the celebration of Eid El Kabir, and that workers were still working till late Monday evening.
Ibrahim Farinloye, the acting Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency of Lagos State(NEMA), who made a confirmation of the accident, stated that the Owner was the only person that was involved in the accident.
Farinloye made a statement that Obasi was earlier reported held tight, but his body was later found from the rubble by the rescue team and gave it over to the Isawo Department Police
He also stated that Isawo police officers had moved the body to the General Hospital morgue at Ikorodu, saying that the collapsed building was a subordinate to the main building.
“What caused the building to collapse was suspected to be insufficient timeline to allow sand-filled land to become very strong before the starting the construction and they used building materials that are poor, in accordance with the neighbours.” Farinloye said.
He stated that more investigations would be done by good agencies.