JUST IN:Many Escape Death as Substandard Scoreboard of Newly Commissioned Stephen Keshi Stadium Collapses,
Residents of the popular Nnebisi and commuters plying the road narroway escaped death on Monday after the electric scoreboard at the newly commissioned Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State collapsed.
Staff of the Sports Commission headed by Tony Okowa, younger brother to Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, who witnessed the collapse of the electric scoreboard at about 7pm, told the biafrastar reporters that the scoreboard collapsed as a results of a heavy wind.
Members of staff, including others who came for training at the stadium, were seen scampering for safety.
A staff who witnessed the incidents, but prefered not to be named said: so many people would ave been deed by now if event was not going on in the stadium. the collapsed scoreboard fell on the top of the building is used as restaurants, where people normally eat night.
i witness the collapse of the electric scorebaord and i thank God that it did not fall towards the main road or on houses around the staduim. i weep for Delta State and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as he has a penchant for award contract running into million of Niara to incompetent person.
The stadium was multi-billion naira contract awarded to Solomon Ogba, a former president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria(AFN) and LOC Chairman, Asaba 2018 but could not be done to a standard. all what the Governor does is to use contracts to do saraka for his storage and cronies.