Two weeks after the collapse of a 21-storey tower in Ikoyi, Lagos, killing 45 persons, very little is known about the operational modality and structure of Fourscore Homes Limited, the developer of the structure.
Daily Trust has however unearthed details of the company which unveiled directors of the company and its registered address and visited locations in Lagos in search of traces for full identities of those behind the firm.
The owner of the real estate company, Mr. Femi Osibona, was confirmed dead in the disaster, which also claimed many lives, including his friend, Wale Bob-Oseni, who was to travel to the US the same day and only branched at the project site on Osibona’s invitation. Also killed in the rubbles were Osibona’s personal assistant, identified as Onyinye, and a corps member, Zaynab Sanni, who was originally deployed to Borno but redeployed for fear of insurgency.
But since the disaster, questions have been asked about the company–its structure, management team, and other key officials.
The company has no known website and no key official in the public domain who can speak on its behalf to set the record straight on the circumstances leading to the collapse, which left sour tastes in many families and homes.
Observers have also described as worrisome that a company handling such a multi-billion naira project has not opened a condolence register or issued any statement since the tragedy struck.
Daily Trust observed that Osibona’s family has also maintained silence on the unfortunate incident, while none of the subscribers to the project has made any claim yet.