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Collapsed 21-storey building: Dead body of developer, Osibona, retrieved from rubble

By NAN
05 November 2021   |   6:42 am
The dead body of the developer of the collapsed 21-storey building at Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Mr Femi Osibona, was retrieved from the rubbles on Wednesday.

A police officer clears the way for an ambulance at the site of the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos, on November 2, 2021. – Nigerian rescue crews pulled two more survivors out of a collapsed Lagos high-rise building on November 2, 2021 and were communicating with others buried inside the rubble, a day after the disaster killed at least seven and left many more trapped.<br />The 21-storey building was still under construction when it fell abruptly into a pile of concrete slabs on Monday in the wealthy Ikoyi district of Nigeria’s commercial capital. (Photo by Benson Ibeabuchi / AFP)

The dead body of the developer of the collapsed 21-storey building at Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Mr Femi Osibona, was retrieved from the rubbles on Wednesday.

A reliable source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Osibona’s body was among dead bodies exhumed from the collapsed building on Wednesday and taken to public mortuary at Yaba.

NAN gathered that more than 39 dead bodies had so far been retrieved from the rubbles as at Wednesday evening.

Many people are still believed to be trapped in the rubble, including a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Mr Ola Ogunfuwa.

The RCCG pastor in-charge of Living Water Parish in Ibafo, Ogun State, was working as a contractor on the project, but had been missing four days after the building collapse.

The South-West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, earlier confirmed that 32 dead bodies had been recovered, and nine others rescued alive with injuries.