- More updates concerning the 21-storey building that collapsed in the Ikoyi area of Lagos state are beginning to emerge
- The owner of the collapsed building was given approval for only 15 floors, according to Lagos State Building Control Agency
- The agency also noted that the owner of the property would face the law following the death of people due to the building collapse
Ikoyi - Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has revealed that the owner of the collapsed 21-storey building under construction in Ikoyi was given approval to construct only 15 floors but built 21.
Gbolahan Oki, LASBCA general manager made the disclosure on Monday, November 1, hours after the tragic incident, adding that the property owner exceeded his limit, The Cable reports.
According to Oki, the property under construction, skipped building standards, saying materials used were so inferior and terrible.
In another report by P.M News, the agency head also said the owner of the property who had been previously arrested would face the law after people died when the 21-storey building collapsed.
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While noting that rescue efforts were ongoing, Oki confirmed that three people died and four were rescued alive.
One person dead, 2 others rescued alive as 21-storey building collapses in Ikoyi
In a previous report by Legit.ng, residents were scampering for safety in the Ikoyi area of Lagos state following the collapse of a 21-storey building.
The incident was confirmed by the acting coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) southwest, Ibrahim Farinloye.
Farinloye said the building is located at Gerrard Road in the Ikoyi area of the state. Many residents in the area ran helter-skelter towards the collapsed building.
Owner of skyscraper trapped inside rubble, witness claims
Meanwhile, a witness to the Ikoyi building collapse said the owner of the skyscraper was trapped with the other victims.
The number of those trapped in the collapsed building situated on Gerard Road, Ikoyi is yet to be confirmed.
The witness, who identified himself as Morris Ashiru to journalists, said he and some of his friends, came to work at the construction site.