The dead body of the developer of the collapsed 21-storey building at Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Mr Femi Osibona, was retrieved from the rubbles on Wednesday.
A reliable source told the News Agency of Nigeria that Osibona’s body was among dead bodies exhumed from the collapsed building on Wednesday and taken to a public mortuary at Yaba.
NAN gathered that more than 39 dead bodies had so far been retrieved from the rubbles as of Wednesday evening.
Many people are still believed to be trapped in the rubble, including a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Mr Ola Ogunfuwa.
The RCCG pastor in charge of Living Water Parish in Ibafo, Ogun State, was working as a contractor on the project but had been missing four days after the building collapse.
The South-West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, earlier confirmed that 32 dead bodies had been recovered, and nine others were rescued alive with injuries.