Lagos Building Collapse: I Gave Occupants Notice To Quit But They Refused To Leave — Landlord’s Son Reveals


The caretaker of the collapsed building that happened in Lagos yesterday, who declined to say his name, told emergency responders and newsmen on Monday that he was living in the building with other occupants when he noticed signs of distress.

“I had to leave the building and rented an apartment in the same vicinity,” the caretaker, who is also the landlord’s son. said.

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He said the occupants refused to comply with the quit notice.

The caretaker said he had not collected rental fees from the tenants for a long time since he had expected them to pack out.

Officials have confirmed at least eight deaths after the building crumbled on Sunday night. 23 occupants were, however, rescued.

Emergency workers are still working at the site of the incident as of Monday afternoon.

The collapsed building was at No. 24 Ibadan Street, off Herbert Macaulay Way, Ebute-Meta.