The contractor’s name was disclosed in video taken on the day of the Ikoyi building collapse and obtained by WOTHAPPEN
Four people are seen deceased in the footage. The first wore a white shirt and black pants, while the second donned a blue site overall.
Responders and civilians work together to remove rubble while the recorder is moved to a new location.
One of the emergency officers is heard in the background trying to stop the recording. “I go scatter that camera.”
The phone owner tells him to focus on his job. “Calm down, concentrate your energy on what you’re supposed to do and stop quarreling with people. Nobody is happy.”
The citizen then focuses on two deceased workers wearing orange apron with Skylum Nigeria Limited imprinted on the back.
“More than 50 people are trapped, over 50”, multiple voices repeated as they stood on what is left of Gerrard Terraces.
The apartments were also to be known as 360 degrees. The name depicts its setting which allows the occupants to have a 360 view of the affluent Ikoyi.
Scheduled for completion in 2022. Each unit was priced at between $1.2million and $5million and was 65 per cent sold.
The developer, Olufemi Adegoke Osibona, Managing Director of Fourscore Heights Limited (FHL), is among the causalities.
Engineers from Beyond Designs and architects from Voltron Design Studio are responsible for the structural design. In charge of construction are M&E Consultants.
Prowess Engineering Limited, the previous consultants, withdrew their services on February 20, 2020, claiming that they no longer share the same goal as Osibona.
To acquire the 15-floor addition, Osibona and state authorities are said to have worked together.
Gbolahan Oki, the general manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), has been placed on administrative leave by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who has committed to bring to justice all those implicated.
As a curious aside, Oki declared that the “owner” had been apprehended, a claim he will have to defend to investigators.
Those reinforcement materials he utilized were just dreadful. There were only 15 stories approved but he erected 21. NAN quoted him as saying, “I’ve been arrested” (NAN).
An investigating tribunal has been established by Sanwo-Olu. Anyone or any company can be invited to join the panel. Four weeks have elapsed since the last meeting of the panel.
Both COREN and NSE have yet to respond. It’s Day 6 today.