A two-story building under construction at 77, Tapa Road, Oke-Ojo, Isawo in Ikorodu, Lagos State, collapsed and killed the landlord identified as Pastor Daniel Obasi. Sources mentioned that the incident happened at about 2.30 p.m on Tuesday, July 20, while people were celebrating Eid-el-Kabir.
It was gathered that the construction work was suspended on Tuesday due to the Eid-El Kabir celebration, adding that workers were at work late Monday evening. Confirming the incident, Lagos State Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye said the landlord was the only victim of the collapsed building.
Farinloye also mentioned that Obasi was earlier reported trapped, but the body was later found in the rubble by emergency responders and handed over to Isawo Division Police
He said Isawo police officers had taken the body to the morgue of the General Hospital, Ikorodu, adding that the collapsed building was an attachment to the main building.
“The cause of the collapse was suspected to be inadequate timeline to allow sand-filled land to compact properly before the commencement of construction and poor building materials, according to neighbours.” Farinloye stated. He said further investigations would be conducted by relevant agencies.