Yaba Building Collapse: Developer arrested, rescue on-going
The Lagos government says it has arrested the developer of the three-storey building at Akanabi St, Yaba, which collapsed Saturday while construction was on-going.
A statement the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, issued confirmed this.
”Preliminary findings indicated that the site had been sealed off twice by the Lagos State Building Control Agency in 2021 for non-compliance with building regulations, after which the site was abandoned.
“However, the developer later broke the government seal, sneaked into the site and recommenced construction without official authorisation.
“As at 9:00pm, one person had been pulled out alive, while two deaths were recorded.
“The developer in charge of the site has since been arrested and handed over to the police, while rescue operation is ongoing,” he said.
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