Report To The Commissioner Of Police Or Face Arrest, LASG Tells Lekki Garden Construction

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The Lagos State Government has issued 24-hour ultimatum to
all directors of the Lekki Worldwide Estate Limited, developer of the Lekki
Garden Construction to report to the Commissioner of Police or face arrest.
The government expressed its condolences over the death of
construction site workers on Tuesday as a result of the collapse of a
five-storey building under construction on Kushenla Road, Ikate Elegushi,
Lekki.
In a press release issued on Wednesday and signed by the
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the State
Government also announced that based on preliminary reports and investigation,
it was discovered that the collapsed building was served contravention notice
for exceeding the approved floors and thereafter sealed by the Lagos State
Building Control Agency.


It added that it has also been discovered that in a brazen
act of defiance and impunity, the owners of the building, Messrs Lekki
Worldwide Estate Limited, the promoters of Lekki Gardens, criminally unsealed
the property and continued building beyond the approved floors until the
unfortunate incident of Tuesday which has led to loss of lives.
The statement added that arising from the Lagos State
Executive Council meeting decision on Wednesday, the State Government would no
longer tolerate the action of unscrupulous owners and builders who challenge
its supervisory control thereby endangering the lives of Lagosians.
The State Government has consequently directed the
suspension of work at the site and ordered the Lagos State Police Command to
cordon it off as it is now a crime scene.
The government also directed further integrity tests be
carried out on other construction projects which has or is currently being
handled by Messrs Lekki Worldwide Estate Limited in the interest of public
safety.
Furthermore, the release quoted the Lagos State Governor,
Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode as saying that all directors of Lekki Worldwide Estate
Limited are strongly advised to submit themselves to the Lagos State
Commissioner of Police within the next twenty four hours in their own interest
or face immediate arrest.
The Lagos State Government also warned that it will no
longer be business as usual for unscrupulous developers, stating that any
developer handling new building projects who fails to comply with building and
construction regulations or attempts to subvert the law will henceforth face
criminal prosecution.

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