One person was killed while three others sustained injuries on Wednesday, when an elevator conveying people inside the Cocoa House building, Dugbe, Ibadan crashed.
According to an eyewitness who spoke on condition of anonimity, the elevator was being repaired before it crashed.
A statements signed by the Head, Corporate Affairs, Oodua Investment Company Ltd(OICL), Mr Victor Ayetoro, also confirmed the incident.
The statements read: “At around 11am this morning, January 6, 2021, the lift installation team from our contractor handling the lift and who were working on dismantling the old lift in readiness for a new lift instalment, while working, suffered a mechanical failure. The said failure resulted in the lift car dropping and crashing into the basement pit.
“Unfortunately, one of the technicians in the team did not survive the incident.
“Three other technicians suffered minor injuries and have been taken to the hospital for check up/ treatment.
“The head office of the company has been informed and their representatives have arrived to take charge of the situation while the Police have also been informed.
“We sympathise with the family of the deceased and pray that God Almighty in His infinite mercy will grant repose to the lost soul and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss. Amen.”