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Imo State Film Academy Building Collapsed 24 Hours After Okorocha Commissioned It

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Nov 27, 2014 – Imo State Film Academy Building Collapsed 24 Hours After Governor Rochas Okorocha Commissioned It

The newly commissioned Imo Film Academy in Owerri, Imo state has crumbled less than 24 hours after it was commissioned.

The twin lecture hall located inside the same building as Imo Newspapers Limited was commissioned last week Friday, Nov 21st by the state Governor.

The building came down on Saturday morning. Workers hired to work at the multi million naira academy said they were dumbfounded when they saw the edifice completely razed to the ground.

According to eye-witness account, the building, which had been completed and roofed, caved out from its base after the POP ceilings were put in place by the contracting firm. It was gathered that crack sign and sound awoke the sense of the students, who were taking shelter by the building. They were said to have hurriedly run out of the vicinity; and just in a jiffy, the building caved out.

Although no life was lost, the building has been deserted due to structural damage.

As at the time of this report, the State officials have moved in and all the wreckages have been removed.

To prevent further embarrassment to the state government, security officials have been placed in charge of the building to stop photographers from gaining entrance into it.

The building is located along Egbu Road in Owerri



  1. Adanna Ike

    November 27, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    24 hours is even too long how come the building didn’t collapse when they are commissioning it

    • Nedu

      November 27, 2014 at 9:12 PM

      @ Adanna
      On your head I guess? #just strolling#

  2. Conscience 1

    November 27, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    …Truely made in Nigeria!!no surprises.

  3. yusuf

    November 28, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    my age rocha think twice I hope some enemies are not after ur pdcial abition ,

  4. yvonne

    November 28, 2014 at 6:13 AM

    Hahahaha Adanna funny u

  5. Uzoma

    November 28, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    The contractors must have used substandard materials to construct the building after pocketing a big chunk of the money dished out to them to build a solid edifice. This is typical of Nigeria business men. Maybe the person awarding the contract must have taken big chunk of the money meant to construct the building as bribe.

  6. fairjudge

    November 28, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Was it a controlled demolition or collapse?

  7. Promise

    November 29, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    So strange nd Unusual!

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