Owner of Collapsed Lagos Building Exceeded Approved Floors, Contractor Arrested

By Gboyega Akinsanmi and Chiemelie Ezeobi

The Lagos State Government wednesday disclosed that it had served the owner of a five-storey building that collapsed in Lekki on Tuesday a contravention notice for exceeding the approved number of floors.

Accordingly, the state government has asked the owner of the building, Messrs Lekki Worldwide Estate Limited, to suspend the construction of Lekki Gardens and report to the state police command within 24 hours.

By yesterday evening, however, the police had arrested the contractor, Mr. Odofin Taiwo, in charge of the construction of the semi-completed building and had started a search for its owner, who they said was on the run.

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