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One Dead, Many Injured As Building Collapses In Ondo



A storey building on Tuesday morning collapsed in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, killing one woman.

The building which is located at Fanibi Junction reportedly collapsed at around 3am.

Many people were also injured after the building collapsed with resident asleep.

An eyewitness told The Nation that the body of the deceased was pulled at about 6am while five others have been rescued alive.

Relevant agencies are currently making efforts to rescue other occupants trapped in the debris.

In other news, a Nigerian man identified as Adewale Daniel Jayeoba has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged investment scam.

According to the EFCC, Jayeoba, a native of Ori-Ade Local Government in Osun State, lived at Suit 1004, Providence Centre, MKO Abiola Way, by NNPC Mega Station, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The anti-graft agency urged anybody with useful reports to contact any of its offices across the nation.

The public is hereby notified that Adewale Daniel Jayeoba of Wales Kingdom Capital is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the alleged case of an investment scam,” the anti-graft agency’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said on Monday.

The commission had in June arrested Jayeoba’s parents, Emmanuel and Victoria Jayeoba for allegedly defrauding people in an N935million Ponzi scheme.

At the time, Uwujaren said the couple, in complicity with their son (still at large), “operated the scheme in the guise of forex trading.”

The couple was said to have been arrested at their residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

They are parents to Adewale Daniel, Marketing Director, Wales Kingdom Capital Limited,” it was said at the time.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.