Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has issued an arrest warrant for the building’s landlord.
The FCT police confirmed in a statement obtained by Infostride News on Thursday that two people had been killed, and that twenty more were taken to hospitals.
Around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, a two-story plaza in Lagos Crescent, Garki II, Abuja, which housed numerous commercial establishments, fell.
After Wike and inspectors from Development Control inspected the fallen building on Thursday, he issued an arrest warrant for the landlord in response to the tragic event.
A building plan is required not because the government wants anyone to suffer, but rather to ensure that everyone is safe. The layout of cities is meant to reduce the likelihood of such catastrophes. It’s hard to fathom constructing something without permission.
The owner of this property must be located and apprehended. This is crucial. Naturally, the government will seize control of the land here and prevent any additional building.
He also gave instructions to Olusade Adesola, the FCT Permanent Secretary, to start raising money right once to cover the medical costs of those who were rescued.
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