Lagos Investigates Lekki Building Collapse, Developer in Police Custody

By Chinedum Uwaegbulam, Bertram Nwannekanma and Odita Sunday

Indications emerged yesterday that Lagos State government had commenced full-scale investigation into the collapse of a five-storey building belonging to Lekki Gardens at Ikate Elegushi in Lekki area of the state.

The investigation was sequel to the conclusion of rescue operations at the site Wednesday night where 34 bodies were recovered and 13 others rescued.

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Michael Akindele, made the disclosures yesterday. "Rescue operations were concluded at 7.20pm with 34 dead and 13 rescued alive after reaching ground zero.