No fewer than one person dead and three people injured after an elevator conveying people at the popular Ibadan skyscraper, Cocoa House building reportedly crashed.
An eye witness account revealed that the elevator was faulty and has been repaired before it crashed and fell on people walking on it today, Wednesday, 6th of January, 2021.
Meanwhile, the Head, Corporate Affairs of the establishment, Mr. Victor Ayetoro has reacted in a statement issued below….
Incident at Cocoa House
At around 11am this morning, the lift installation team from our contractor handling the installation of the new lift to improve efficiency of work at Odu’a Investment Company Limited while working on the lift suffered a mechanical failure.
The said failure resulted in the lift car dropping and crashing into the basement pit.
Unfortunately, one of the technicians in the team did not survive the incident.
Three other technicians suffered minor injuries and have been taken to the hospital for check up/ treatment.
The head office of the company has been informed and their representatives have arrived to take charge of the situation while the Police have also been informed.
We sympathise with the family of the deceased and pray that God Almighty in His infinite mercy will grant repose to the lost soul and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss. Amen.
Head, Corporate Affairs