Meet Engineer who Survived Ebute Metta Building Collapse

Engineer Adegoke Ogunbabi, a tenant of the collapsed 3-storey building in Ebute Metta, Lagos, has narrated how he narrowly escaped death in the incident.


GBETU  had reported that the building on Ibadan Street, collapsed around 9 pm on Sunday, May 1.


At least 10 bodies were pulled out of the rubbles of the building while 23 persons were rescued as operations continue at the site.

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Speaking to journalists on Monday, Ogunbabi said he was asleep in his bedroom on the last floor when the building caved in.


Ogunbabi, who escaped without a scratch, said he had been living in the building for about 10 years.

Meet Engineer who Survived Ebute Metta Building Collapse
Meet Engineer who Survived Ebute Metta Building Collapse

He said, “I was on my bed when the building collapsed. I normally do exercise because I have a spinal cord injury.

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“God was my Saviour. I slept around 7 pm. A neighbour called me but I didn’t pick up the call because I hate disturbance while sleeping. Someone else called me around 9:30 pm. I was hearing some sound and noticed that the building was collapsing.


“I was naked. I didn’t entertain fear. I was determined that whatever God wishes would happen. I was assuring myself that I would be safe and God did it. Someone came to rescue me.”


Ogunbabi, who said the landlord does not reside in the building, expressed grief over the loss of his neighbours to the tragedy.

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“I feel bad that some people died, especially a young man called David. He always played with me,” he added.

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