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On his way to the US, Bob-Oseni stopped by at Ikoyi building site and ended up under the rubble

On his way to the US, Bob-Oseni stopped by at Ikoyi building site and ended up under the rubble
November 03
14:27 2021

Wale Bob-Oseni, a real estate dealer and executive director of African Bureau for Legislative Empowerment, was on his way to the US on Monday. Then he got a call from Femi Osibona, owner of Fourscore Homes, to check out the ongoing development at Gerard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos state.

On his way to the airport, he stopped by to see the 21-storey building being developed by his friend and associate. The building collapsed with Bob-Oseni and Osibona inside, and they are now presumably dead after 48 hours of rescue efforts.

Dele Momodu, former presidential candidate and publisher, who was close to both of them, told TheCable on Wednesday that both men were his “aburos” — an affectionate term for younger friends.

“Wale was on his way to the US… this is so tragic,” he told TheCable on phone.

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In a video that went viral some minutes after the collapse, a man believed to be Bob-Oseni’s driver was seen crying, saying he was to take his boss to the Lagos airport.

“He was heading to America. I want to go and drop him in the airport,” the driver said in tears.

There is no official figure of the number of persons who were in the building before the incident happened but over 50 persons are said to have been trapped.

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Bob-Oseni is also the corporate affairs manager of the First Premiere Mortgage, according to his profile on LinkedIn, which also sates that he had a master’s in international relations and diplomacy from the Howard university in the US.

TheCable had reported  that the owner of Fourscore Homes is believed to be trapped in the rubble or in hiding.

As on Wednesday, the death toll of the incident had risen to 22, while nine persons have been rescued.

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8 Comments

  1. GOD IS ON THRONE
    GOD IS ON THRONE November 03, 19:29

    greedy leads to poverty , for this man his own greed leads him to death, building house with cheap materials and out of regulation rules for more flats and profits ,sorry to innocent victims may GOD grants them heaven

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  2. Ojo
    Ojo November 04, 08:15

    Their hanky panky building job killed them

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  3. Ebony knight
    Ebony knight November 04, 18:45

    This life

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    • Lawrence
      Lawrence November 05, 14:43

      Something must be wrong. I hope the panel will come up with real findings. My condolences to every grieving heart.

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    • END Evilniggarea
      END Evilniggarea November 05, 23:05

      The Evil that men do must destroy them!
      If only God will continue to crush every non-Fulani idiot helping Fulanis to destroy everything with Fraud, Greed, Wickedness, Terror and Extermination
      of common man can be revived again, But, before that the so-called ‘common man’ MUST repent from their sins of worshipping criminals that stole money one way or the other.

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  4. Vilahboss
    Vilahboss November 04, 21:47

    This is just too sad… 💔😭

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  5. Ogaz
    Ogaz November 04, 22:12

    I send my condolences to the family of all affected persons. May the Holy Spirit comfort you all.

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  6. Totush
    Totush November 05, 13:58

    It would av been ok if dey are d one dat died. Innocent soul, ehn, labour to death……………. O ga o

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