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Owner Of Collapse 21-storey Ikoyi Building Got Approval For Only 15 Floors But Decided To Do 21-Storey

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The owner of the collapsed 21-storey Gerrard Terraces building in Ikoyi was given the approval to construct only 15 floors but he ended up building a 21-storey building. Ikoyi 21-Storey Building collapses owned by Femi Osibona

The General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Mr Gbolahan Oki, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
READ ALSO: Breaking: 21-Storey Building Collapses In Ikoyi, Many Trapped In Rubbles

Oki said that the owner of the property has been arrested and would face the law because people have died in the disaster.

Oki said: “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.

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“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.” 

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See below the letter by the consultancy engineering firm “Prowess Engineering” that warned the building developer Femi Osibona against going beyond 15-floors;  At least 50 people are reportedly trapped under the rubble of the collapsed building.

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