Ikoyi Collapsed Building: Developer, Femi Osibona, still missing

Celebrated property developer and owner of Fourscore Heights promoters of the 360 Degrees Towers that collapsed in Ikoyi earlier today was yet to be located in the rubble of the building where he was trapped alongside some construction workers.

Osibona, the MD of Fourscore Homes, was the brain behind 360 Degrees Towers – three high rise buildings often referred to as Luxury in the Sky and the Shalom Apartments in Ikoyi, among other projects in Lagos and the United Kingdom, where he was celebrated as the first African developer to raise a 7-Storey building at 113, Albion Drive, London Fields, E8, 4LZ, in East London. He was reportedly on a visit to the site of another of his big projects when the building collapsed.

Fifty-year-old Osibona hailed from Ikenne, in Ogun State. He studied Business and Finance at Croydon University in the UK.

Osibona, who started his real estate business in London, in 1997, also built the Fourscore Mansions in Waterkloof, Pretoria, South Africa.

He once revealed in an interview that he was selling shoes in London before he ventured into real estate and built over 50 projects in the city.

It is unclear just how many persons are trapped under the rubble, but four construction workers have been rescued alive and taken to the hospital while another four were brought out dead.

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