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UPDATE: I Gave Tenants Quit Notice –Caretaker Of Lagos Collapsed Building



The caretaker of a building that collapsed in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos has said he gave the occupants of the building quit notice when he discovered the visible stress on it.

The said building collapsed on Sunday night, killing eight occupants, while 23 of them were rescued alive.

The caretaker, who also the landlord’s son, in whose care the collapsed three-storey building was entrusted, said spoke on condition of anonymity, to emergency responders and newsmen on Monday in Lagos.

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He said 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 said.

He said that quit notice was eventually handed over to the occupants which they failed to adhere to.

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

Meanwhile, emergency workers have been working round the clock to get to ground zero of the building.


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