One of the elevators at the Ibadan Tallest Building, Cocoa House building, which is a property of Odu’a Investment in Ibadan, Oyo State, has been reported to have crashed on Wednesday morning, January 6, 2021 which left two people dead while three othe people were severely injured.
SalahG learnt that the elevator was recently repaired but had worked for more than 72 hours before it crashed on Wednesday.
A source told SalahG that the incident claimed two lives while others who sustained injuries had been rushed to an undisclosed hospital in the city.
The source said technicians were working on it when the accident, crashing on them.
“The elevator was being repaired when it crashed on the people working on it today (Wednesday),” the source said.
The public relations officer of the organisation, Victor Adetoro, has not confirmed the incident as all efforts to reach him via phone call was in futility.
Cocoa House, the first skyscraper in Nigeria and West Africa with 26 storeys, was completed in 1965 at a height of 105 metres.
The entire building was gutted by fire on January 9, 1985. The fire started at the top floors and was caused by a malfunctioned electrical equipment. It was closed to the public until it was renovated in August 1992.