Inside Story of Lagos Building Collapse where Regulators Mortgage Lives for as Low as N50, 000 (1)


For years, buildings collapse, leading to hundreds of deaths has become a recurring and worrisome nightmare to citizens of Lagos State. In the first part of this undercover investigation, Omolabake  Fasogbon discovers that inspite of this havoc, infractions persist on construction sites, with regulatory officials aiding and abetting violation of building codes

On May 1, 2022 when house 34, Ibadan Street, located in Ebute-Metta, Lagos State collapsed, it left people killed, wounded and others maimed.

But that is not all; the dead have forgotten their pains, but the living are still suffering. The event left scars in the lives of those that survived, among which are Mr. Adekunle Mufutau, his wife and four children.

The Ebute-metta incident followed shortly after a three-storey building under construction at Akanbi Crescent in Yaba, Lagos, collapsed in February 12, claiming no fewer than five lives.

Ebute-metta boasts features that rate its high in Lagos profiling….

Source: Thisday Newspaper