Building collapse: Body of Fourscore Homes’ owner recovered under rubble


.Femi Osibona

News reaching this medium indicated that the body of Femi Osibona, owner of Fourscore Homes, the company in charge of the collapsed 21-storey building on. Gerard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos had been evacuated under the rubble.

An official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), told TheCable   at the site that rescue workers recovered Osibona’s body on Thursday evening.

It reported that there were several security operatives on ground as the officials of the state Ministry of Health conveyed his body away from the site.

The building, one of a group of three under construction, collapsed on Monday afternoon.

There is still no official figure of how many people were in the building when the structure caved in.

As of Thursday afternoon, NEMA had earlier  indicated that 38 corpses had been recovered from the rubble.

Also believed to be trapped under the debris are Wale Bob-Oseni, a US-bound real estate dealer and executive director of African Bureau for Legislative Empowerment; Onyinye Enekwe, personal assistant to Osibona who got employed last week; Zainab Sanni, a 25-year-old female National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member; and Emmanuel Abel, a 16-year-old boy who had travelled from Abuja to work at the site.




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