21-storey building collapse: Owner arrested, to be prosecuted…
Lagos State Government says the owner of the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi has been arrested and will be prosecuted.
According to the state Government, the owner was given the approval to construct only 15 floors.
General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Gbolahan Oki made the disclosure in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The structure located at 20, Gerrard Road subsided at about 2:45 p.m on Monday.
Oki also announced that the owner has been arrested and would be prosecuted.
“The materials he used for the reinforcement are so terrible. He got approval for 15 floors but built 21. He has been arrested,” he said.