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Owner of collapsed constructing dangers prosecution – LASG

The General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, Gbolahan Oki, has blamed the collapse of a two-storey constructing within the Mushin space on using substandard supplies.

Oki mentioned the proprietor of the constructing will likely be prosecuted for violating an earlier stop-work order of the federal government and breaking the seal placed on the constructing.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency had earlier mentioned it rescued seven individuals who had been trapped on the website following the collapse on Wednesday.

LASEMA’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed this in a press release.

According to LABSCA’s spokesperson, Olaoye Olusegun, the company’s General Manager, Oki “explained that preliminary investigation on the two-storey building with an illegal attachment which collapsed under construction thereby affecting a nearby bungalow indicated that substandard materials were used for the infrastructure.”

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He added that LASBCA had beforehand served a stop-work order and give up discover on the constructing, which was subsequently sealed however was disobeyed by the property proprietor.

“He disclosed that the proprietor of the constructing, nonetheless, determined to interrupt the federal government seal with the intention to proceed the unlawful development, stressing that applicable motion to be taken might embody the demolition of different faulty buildings inside the compound, prosecution and seizure of the property to redress the state of affairs.

“The General Manager implored residents in the area to desist from erecting any building without requisite permits and stop acting against the law by removing government seal on defective buildings as such untoward act is illegal and capable of putting lives at risk,” Olusegun’s assertion mentioned.

He famous that the GM expressed happiness that no life was misplaced on account of immediate response by the company and different emergency responders, revealing that occupants who sustained accidents on the website had been receiving medical consideration at a close-by medical facility.

He warned builders and property homeowners in opposition to unlawful constructions and conversions, particularly attachments to current buildings with out approval and strict supervision by the company.

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