A 90-year- vintage woman, Mrs Rhoda Olom, has been killed in a collapsed constructing at Fanibi location of Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The six grandchildren of the overdue nonagenarian, who had been together along with her whilst the incident happened, had been reportedly injured withinside the incident, which came about round 3am on Tuesday.
An eyewitness instructed our correspondent that the complete residence did now no longer collapse, however a rental of the vintage constructing, in which the deceased and her grandchildren had been dwelling we accumulated that the collapsed rental became connected to the primary constructing from the again some years again, without an approval from the nation authorities. The son of the deceased woman, Mr Benson Olom, stated his 5 kids had been rescued from the constructing.“The constructing collapsed, and my mom died instantly; her stays had been taken out.
“The landlord lately tampered with the beam of the constructing; he stated he desired to show the downstairs to a flat without making right provisions to maintain the constructing. “One of my kids, who sustained a head injury, became taken to a health facility and I became instructed that she became going to go through a surgery.I need the authorities and well-that means Nigerians to return to my rescue,” he added.An occupant of the residence, Mr Adedayo Jayeoba, stated the constructing collapsed even as everybody became asleep.He stated, “We noticed that the rental had already cracked and this morning, it collapsed and killed the grandma.So, we needed to rush right here to rescue the grandchildren of the deceased.Immediately, we suggested the problem to the authorities; they got here to take the corpse to the mortuary, even as the police arrested the landlord.”
A chief of the tracking group of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering of Nigeria, Mr Ojo Abayomi, stated the collapsed rental became an unlawful shape and great substances had been now no longer used to erect it. One of the surviving grandchildren, James, stated he became now no longer withinside the residence whilst the incident happened.
The nation Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami, who visited the scene of the incident withinside the corporation of the Fanibi Divisional Police Officer, showed the arrest of the landlord, including that research had begun into the incident.