Lagos: Building collapses in Obalende, six feared dead, scores injured

Lagos: Building collapses in Obalende, six feared dead, scores injured

1st News reports that six people have died and five others severely injured after a building collapsed in the Obalende area of Lagos State on Sunday, October 11.

This incident was confirmed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), via a statement on Sunday.

Ten others equally sustained minor injuries during the incident, the Lagos agency added.

According to the agency, the building located at No. 60 Odo Street, Obalende, Eti-Osa, was under construction when it collapsed partially and explained that the fatalities include one woman and five men.

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“The emergency response plan has been activated and all responders are en route the scene,” DG/CEO LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, said.

He also urged residents to remain calm and keep away from the area.

Meanwhile, a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday, October 10; issued the verdict of a death sentence by hanging to the serial killer, Gracious David-West.

Mr David-West was charged for the murder of several young ladies in different hotels around Rivers State.

The court convicted the killer based on pieces of evidence which also suggests that David-West had a signature of strangling his victims to death.

Consequently, the 40-year-old was arraigned on a ten-count charge of murder and attempted murder.

Trial Judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli based his judgment on the voluntary statement; and also confession of the culprit; as well as the CCTV footage of the convict which was tendered and displayed during the trial.

According to the Judge, all the evidence and statement obtained pass for valid proof that Mr. David-West is guilty of the crime which was carried out between the 30th of July and September, 2019.

The Rivers court also discharged and acquitted the second defendant, Nimi Thank-God who was accused of dumping the remains of one of the victims killed in a dustbin.

Justice Enebeli said the prosecution counsel failed to prove their case that the accused actually committed the crime.

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