An estate dealer and chief overseer of African Bureau for Legislative Empowerment, Wale Bob-Oseni, is accounted for to be among the casualties caught inside the imploded 21-story working at Gerard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos state.
Bob Oseni is a Howard University graduate who was en route to the US on Monday, November 1, when he got a call from his friend, partner, and owner of Fourscore Homes, Femi Osibona, to look at the continuous development of the Gerald Terraces.
Sadly, the structure fell with Bob-Oseni and Osibona inside, and they are currently feared dead after 48 hours of salvage endeavors.
In a video that went viral online upon the arrival of the collapse, a man, supposed to be Bob-Oseni’s driver was seen mournfully saying he was to take his supervisor to the Lagos airport.
“He was heading to America. I wanted to go and drop him in the airport,” the driver said in tears.
Confirming the development, Ovation publisher, Dele Momodu, who was close to the two of them, told TheCable on Wednesday that the two men were his “aburos.” For none-Yoruba-speakers, aburo(s) means brother(s)
“Wale was headed to the US… this is so heartbreaking,” he said.