A survivor of a 2019 building collapse in the Magodo area of Lagos State, Mr Emmanuel Otache, has appealed to Nigerians to assist him in getting back his life and making a living.
Otache, who spoke with newsmen, said his ordeal began after a storey building owned by one Mr Fatai Abiodun-Ajayi fell on a bungalow where he lived with his family on October 12, 2019.
He said the incident, which happened on Alhaji Hakeem Odumosu Street, Magodo, Isheri, claimed the lives of his three children and pregnant wife, while he was in a coma for seven months.
“I lost everything I had: my children and my pregnant wife. I don’t have a source of income, no house, no food. It was after seven months in a coma that I found out what happened and how the collapsed building killed my three children and pregnant wife.
“I used to work with O’Pay at Japaul House, Alausa, as a rider. But now, I use crutches. I am disabled as I can no longer walk and there is still a medical iron in my leg which should have been removed but I have no money to do so. I want Nigerians to help me start a new life,” Otache added.
He noted that his landlord later sold the collapsed bungalow to Ajayi, adding that neither of the men checked on him or made any attempt to compensate him for his losses.
Otache said he wished to invest in a phone accessories business.
He may be reached on 09078251190; his First Bank account number is 3049481636.
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