By G9ija

Engineer Adegoke Ogunbabi, a tenant in the collapsed 3-storey building in Ebute Meta, Lagos, has revealed how he narrowly escaped death.

Recall that the building had collapsed around 11pm on Saturday evening trapping many victims.

Nine persons have been confirmed dead while 23 people have been rescued.

Explaining his ordeal to newsmen, Ogunbabi who has been living in the building for 10 years said he was asleep on the last floor when the building collapsed.

He said: “I was on my bed when the building collapsed. I normally do exercise because I had a spinal cord injury.

“God was my Saviour. I slept around 7pm. A neighbour called me but I didn’t pick up the call because I hate disturbance while sleeping. Someone else called me around 9.30pm. I was hearing some sound and noticed that the building was collapsing.

“I was naked. I didn’t entertain fear. I was determined that whatever God wishes would happen. I was assuring myself that I would be safe and God did it. Someone came to rescue me.”

The survivor stated that the landlord does not live in the building and he was saddened at the death of some of his neighbors.

“I feel bad that some people died, especially a young man called David. He always played with me,” he added.