These are exclusive photographs from Sunday, September 11, 2016, during the demolition of the famous Lagos Island national monument Ilojo Bar (also called Casa do Fernandez or Ọláìyá House). My five-part report on the matter can be found here: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (upcoming on Sunday, October 9).

These photos came via an eye-witness (who chooses to remain anonymous) who had found himself at the site and, shocked by the unfolding scene, documented it in photography and video. See the heartbreaking photos below.

Use freely but with appropriate attribution.


Before the Storm: This public notice hung on the house declares the building to be a Federal Government protected property. At least two of these were two clearly visible on the structure.


Here the notice of protection of the site as a national monument was torn down with the remnant of the building itself.


Spectators and Scavengers

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