Just In: IGP Alkali Usman to Visit Scene of Ikoyi Building Collapse

Just In: IGP Alkali Usman to Visit Scene of Ikoyi Building Collapse

  • There is a new development concerning the 21-storey building that collapsed in Ikoyi on Monday, November 1
  • Recent is the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman, who is reportedly planning to visit the scene of the incident
  • According to reports, the police boss has departed the FCT and is currently heading to Lagos, so as to visit the scene where the tragic event occurred

Lagos state- A report by The Punch indicates that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) is set to visit the scene of the collapsed building in Gerrard Road, Ikoyi.

The newspaper reported that the IGP has departed the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, to visit the scene of the 21-storey that collapsed in the Ikoyi area of Lagos state.

A senior policeman in the state, while confirming this new development, said the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, and other senior policemen in the state were waiting to receive the IGP at the airport in Ikeja.

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IGP Alkali Usman to visit scene of Ikoyi building collapse
The police boss, Alkali Usman is set to visit the scene of Ikoyi building that collapsed on Monday, November 1. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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The source said:

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“The IGP is coming to Lagos to visit the scene of the collapsed building in Ikoyi. The IGP is already airborne and could land any moment from now.”

Ikoyi Building Collapse: Buhari sends message to Lagos Govt

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the tragic news of the 21-storey building that collapsed in the Ikoyi part of Lagos state.

Through a message shared on Facebook by one of his media aides, Femi Adesina, the president sent his sympathy to families who lost their loved ones in the disaster in Lagos as other persons are still trapped in the ruins.

President Buhari has also ordered emergency authorities in the state to step up efforts in rescue operations.

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Ikoyi collapse: Structure consultant complained about construction error 21 months ago, withdrew service

Earlier, a piece of new information on the collapse of the 21 storey building along Gerrard/Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi, emerged.

In a leaked letter the managing director of Prowess Engineering Limited, Murtala Olawale, who was the formal structural consultant of the building, clearly informed the owner of the building Femi Osibona through his company, Fourscore Heights Limited of structural defect.

Olawale went on to say in the letter, headed Re-Proposed Gerrard Terraces for Fourscore Limited, that his business will be withdrawing its services because the two companies no longer have the same vision regarding the construction.

Source: Legit.ng

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