Lagos State Government has announced the arrest of the developer of a collapsed building in Yaba where lives were lost.
It was learnt that the developer of the building at No.16 Akanbi Crescent, Yaba, violated the stop-work order of the state government, thereby leading to loss of lives.
Three persons were confirmed dead and about four were said to be trapped in the rubble.
However, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, in a statement titled, ‘Onike Building Collapse: LASG Rescues Survivor, Arrests Developer’, said the developer broke the government seal on the building before the deadly incident.
The building collapsed around 3.30pm on Saturday.
He said the site had been sealed off twice before the collapse.
“However, the developer later broke government seal, sneaked into the site and re-commenced construction without official authorisation.
“The developer in charge of the site has since been arrested and handed over to the RRS Team, while rescue operation is ongoing,” the statement said.