Lagos State Government has arrested the developer of the collapsed three-storey building which was under construction at No. 16 Akanbi Crescent, Onike Area, Lagos.
Preliminary findings revealed that the three-storey building which collapsed in the Yaba area on Saturday was said to have been sealed off twice by the Lagos State Building Control Agency in 2021 for non-compliance with building regulations.
In a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, added that the developer later broke the government seal, sneaked into the site and recommenced construction without official authorisation.
“The government moved in swiftly to minimize impact at the site around 3.30pm on Saturday.
“As at 9:00pm, one person had been pulled out alive, while two deaths were recorded.
“The developer in charge of the site has since been arrested and handed over to the police, while rescue operation is ongoing,” he said.