- Rescue mission at the scene of the collapsed Ikoyi building has entered the third day, yet no word from Femi Osibona
- Osibona is the owner of Fourscore Homes, the developing company in charge of the structure which went down on Monday, November 1
- There are fears that Osibona may be trapped in the rubble as his car was parked at the site when the collapse took place
There are growing fears that Femi Osibona, the owner of Fourscore Homes, the firm in charge of the building which collapsed in Ikoyi, Lagos, is somewhere trapped in the rubble.
So far, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have no update on his whereabouts.
It was gathered that Osibona's car was parked at the premises on Monday, November 1, when the tragedy happened.
His phone lines are not reachable as calls have been made to him to ascertain if he is still alive.
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A source who spoke with The Cable said:
“There is every indication he was trapped there. His car was parked at the site. His calls are no longer going."
Ikoyi building collapse: Sanwo-Olu suspends general manager of LASBCA
Meanwhile, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos state, had suspended the general manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Gbolahan Oki.
The governor vowed to find out what went wrong and punish those indicted in the collapsed 21-storey building under construction in Ikoyi.
Legit.ng gathered that Governor Sanwo-Olu made this Known in a statement released by the commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, on Tuesday, November 2.
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The Lagos state governor also said he will set up an independent panel to probe the collapse of the building on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi.
Members of the panel will be drawn from the Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA), Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) and other professional bodies.
He said more equipment and personnel have been deployed to the site to save more lives.
Owner got approval to construct only 15 floors
Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) earlier revealed that the owner of the collapsed 21-storey building under construction in Ikoyi was given approval to construct only 15 floors but built 21.
Gbolahan Oki, LASBCA general manager made the disclosure on Monday, November 1, hours after the tragic incident, adding that the property owner exceeded his limit