Following the collapse of the seven-storey building in the Lekki area of the state, the Lagos State Government has ordered the arrest of the developer and other building professionals working on the structure.
Why Lagos Govt Ordered Arrest Of Developer, Others
Commissoner for Physical Planning and Urban Development in the state, Idris Salako gave the order during a visit to the site of the collapsed building on Sunday.
Salako said the developer and other professionals violated the state’s planning laws.
“There must be a valid Planning Permit from the aforementioned agency, in addition to a letter of Authorisation, Stage inspection at every milestone and certification by the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), to ensure that construction works were carried out in conformity with the approval granted,” he added according to a statement issued by the ministry on Sunday.
“Disclosing that investigation has been initiated to determine the cause of the building collapse, Salako said the Police are on the trail of the developer and all professionals involved in the project such as architects, builders, and engineers,” the statement noted.
“The Commissioner expressed concern at the level of disregard for the law in the built sector, affirming that the State Government will restore sanity and orderliness to the sector because it has zero tolerance for building collapse.
“He enjoined Lagosians to join hands with the State Government in maintaining vigilance in the built environment by reporting any untoward developments in their vicinity, through any of the Ministry or State Government communication channels, particularly the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development (MPP&UD App) and the Lagos State Building Control Agency.”
Meanwhile, two person were confirmed dead in the incident.
Kanyi Daily had reported that about six people were trapped when the seven-storey building collapsed.
The building, said to be under construction is located at Oba Idowu Oniru Street by Ave Maria Hospital, near Sandfield Bus Stop, Lekki.