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PHOTOS: Banana Island management refuses journalists access to collapsed building site

PHOTOS: Banana Island management refuses journalists access to collapsed building site
April 13
10:45 2023

The management of Banana Island estate in Lagos has refused to grant access to the site of the collapsed seven-storey building.

TheCable had reported that a seven-storey building collapsed in Banana Island on Wednesday evening.

The incident was said to have happened when workers were inside the building.

Reacting to the incident, the Lagos state ministry of physical planning and urban development said a few people sustained injuries and no fatality.

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When TheCable visited the area on Thursday morning, access to the site of the collapsed seven-storey building was not granted.

Private security personnel manning the estate told TheCable reporter and other journalists that the management directed that no journalist should be allowed to gain access into the estate.

The journalists, however, assembled their cameras and other gadgets outside the estate gate.

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Shola Odukoya, an official of the Banana Island owners association, queried the journalists, saying they do not have permission to film the estate.

The journalists responded that they did not come to the estate to film the premises, but the site of the collapsed building.

As of the time of filing this report, journalists were still outside the estate.

Journalists under the canopy

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Building workers were also refused access to the estate

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Another batch of stranded building workers

PHOTOS: Ibrahim Mansur/TheCable

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