Here’s An Update On Yaba Building Collapse

INSIDEMAINLAND – About four yet to be identified bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a three-storey building under construction which collapsed at Akanbi Street, adjacent to UNILAG main, Gate, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, last Saturday, February 12, 2022. 

Recall that two bodies were immediately recovered on the day of the incident, while two more bodies were recovered late evening of the same day by men of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Lagos State Fire Service and Rescue, Nigeria Police, among others, making it a total of four persons that died in the unfortunate incident.

InsideMainland gathered that the construction workers were on site when the structure came down trapping them under the rubble.

The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, said two victims who sustained various injuries were rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment. Salako accused the property developer of breaking the earlier “stop-work order,” seal on the property by officials of Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA.

He again said that the state government would not allow anyone to flout the Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law 2019. Meanwhile, the property developer has been arrested and will be prosecuted in accordance with the building law of the state,” Salako stated.

According to survivors, the developer had ignored warning signs when neighbours drew his attention to it.

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