Lagos Building Collapse: Owner will be prosecuted, given 15 floors, built 21, inferior materials used – Authorities

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Lagos Building Collapse: Owner will be prosecuted, given 15 floors, built 21, inferior materials used – Authorities

The Lagos State Government has revealed that the owner of the collapse building at 20 Gerrard Road, Ikoyi in Lagos will be prosecuted for going beyond the number of floors meant to be erected.

This was made known on Monday by the General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Mr Gbolahan Oki.

Oki who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone said the owner of the property, Femi Osibona has been arrested and will face the law because lives have already been lost.

“He got an approval for a 15-storey building and he exceeded his limit. I am on ground here and the materials he used are so inferior and terrible.

“The materials he used, the reinforcement, are so terrible. He got approval for 15 floors but built 21.

“I think he has been locked down. He has been arrested before now,” he said.

According to the General Manager, four people were rescued alive and three people died, rescue effort is still ongoing.

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“We are still here and have four machines working as at this moment,” he told NAN.

At least 50 people were reportedly trapped under the rubble after the 21-storey building collapsed in Ikoyi, Lagos State.

The building, located at 20 Gerrard Road, collapsed at about 3 p.m. on Monday.

Lagos Building Collapse: Owner will be prosecuted, given 15 floors, built 21, inferior materials used – Authorities

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