Lekki Gardens; Contractors, others to face manslaughter charges — Lagos Govt.
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The Lagos State Government is set to commence the prosecution of suspects linked to the collapse of a five – story building on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Lekki, Lagos, which led to the death of 30 persons.
A press statement issued and signed by the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, stated that the State Government has concluded all legal preparations and is ready to prosecute the nine suspects deemed culpable in the collapse of the building.
According to the statement, “Following the conclusion of investigation by the Nigeria Police Force and technical reports of relevant experts, the Office of the Attorney-General has concluded its Legal Advice and decided to prosecute the suspects for failure to obtain Planning Permit contrary to the provisions of the State Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law, and Involuntary Manslaughter contrary to the provisions of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 respectively.”
It reiterated the commitment of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration to protecting the lives and property of its citizens and assured the general public that it would leave no stone unturned to ensure that criminal negligence and any form of crime is duly brought to book.
According to News Express Report on Tuesday 8th March, 2016 at about 05:00hrs, a property being built by Messrs. Lekki Gardens Estate Limited and Get Too Rich Investment Limited, also known as Horizon 1 Extension, House H15, Lekki, Lagos State, collapsed claiming the lives of 30 people.
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