Lagos Building Collapse - Contractors Defied Order to Stop Construction

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said it is yet to determine the number of casualties in Tuesday's building collapse in Lekki area of the state, just as it disclosed that the contractors handling the project were ordered to stop work on the site but defied the order and carried on with constructions until the tragedy occurred.

General Manager of the agency, Michael Akindele, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that he could not put a figure on the number of people involved in the accident.

The building was located at 37 Agungi/Ajiran Road, Osapa London, Lekki, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State.