Concrete Traps 51 - Year Old Mother Of Three To Death In Ogun - Olu Jameson Media

Concrete Traps 51 - Year Old Mother Of Three To Death In Ogun

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A 51-year-old woman, Mrs. Modupe Bankole, has been trapped to death after a concrete balcony of a storey-building collapsed on her in the Olomore area of Abeokuta.

Bankole, a mother of three, was sleeping on the frontage of the house, when the slabs gave way on Saturday, crushing her to death.

The husband of the victim, Mr. Samuel Bankole, a teacher at the Army Children School, Lafenwa, Abeokuta, said they had been living in the building for 12 years.

He said, “The owner of the building died about two and half years ago and the house is being managed by a caretaker.

“My wife told me that she was going to prepare food. After she had finished cooking, she took a small mat and a pillow and spread it out to take fresh air.

“I was preparing my lesson note that time. I told her that when I finish writing, I would join her.

“My last born came back from his place of apprenticeship and even slept beside the mother.

“He later left to see a friend. Shortly after, I heard the sound of the collapsed balcony. I believe my wife was hit by broken blocks from the structure.”

The Permanent Secretary in the Ogun State Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning, Mrs. Yetunde Dina, who visited the scene of the incident, said the state government would investigate what caused the collapse.

She said, “The remaining structure may be pulled down if found defective.”

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