Mrs. Adeola Oseni, the widow of Wale Bob-Oseni, one of the victims of the Ikoyi building collapse, has refuted the claims that the US returnee was one of the contractors in the skyscraper.
Bob-Oseni, a real estate dealer and Executive Director of African Bureau for Legislative Empowerment, was said to be on his way to the airport returning to the United States on Monday, when he got a call from his friend and associate, Femi Osibona, owner of Fourscore Homes, to check out his ongoing building on Gerard Road, Ikoyi.
Sadly, the building collapsed with both men and over 50 others inside, killing them and many others.
In a statement released by Oseni’s family, including his sibling, Abass Oseni, they described him as a “hardworking young and upwardly mobile Nigerian.”
The family said, “On Thursday, November 4, 2021, our hope that our husband, brother, son, nephew, friend and the core of many networks of hardworking young and upwardly mobile Nigerians, Wale Bob Oseni, would be one of the survivors of the ill-fated crash was dashed.
“Since we identified his body, we have been struggling with the nightmarish reality of our irreparable loss, the chasm of his absence, and the multi-dimensional proportions of this transition from being to nothingness.
“It is not true that Wale Bob Oseni was a director or contractor in the Fourscore Properties construction transaction.
“The owner, Femi Osibona and Wale, were both alumni of Mayflower School, Ikenne where both of them bonded.
“It was this camaraderie that made Osibona invite him to see the dream project he was building.”
While 15 persons survived the crash, over 40 people have been confirmed dead while others are still missing.
Families are now claiming bodies of their relatives who were involved in the sad incident with the Lagos State Government carrying out a DNA test as a means of identification.