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Lagos Govt arrests owner of collapsed 21-storey building for trespassing

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Yusuf Boluwatife



Femi Osibona, owner and developer of collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos has been arrested by the Lagos State Government for erecting a 21-storey building instead of a 15-storey building– which he got approval for.

The General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABSCA), Mr Gbolahan Oki, says Femi was given approval to construct only 15 floors.

Oki, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NANS) on Phone that the owner of the property has been arrested and would face the law as people have died in the disaster while some people are stick stucked in the remains of the collapsed building.

“He got an approval for a 15-storey building and he exceeded his limit. I am on ground here and the materials he used are so inferior and terrible.”

“The materials he used, the reinforcement, are so terrible. He got approval for 15 floors but built 21.”

“I think he has been locked down. He has been arrested before now.”

“We are still here and have four machines working as at this moment,” Oki explained to the News Agency.

Meanwhile, Newsmakers, another news blog, claimed that Femi Osibona lost is life in the rubble of the recently collapsed building.

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