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Lagos To Prosecute Lekki Gardens Contractors, Others

By Dipo Olowookere

Those linked to the collapse of a five-story building, Lekki Gardens, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in Lekki, Lagos, which led to the death of 30 persons, would soon be prosecuted by the Lagos State government.

According to the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem, the suspects would be prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others.

Mr Kazeem reiterated the commitment of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration to protecting the lives and properties 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.

He said in a statement issued on Wednesday that the state decided to take this step the conclusion of investigations into the matter.

“Following the conclusion of investigation by the Nigerian Police Force and technical reports of relevant Experts, my Office has concluded its Legal Advice and decided to prosecute the suspects for failure to obtain Planning Permit contrary to the provisions of the Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law, Ch. CU2 and Involuntary Manslaughter contrary to the provisions of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Ch. C17, Laws of Lagos State, 2015 respectively”, the Attorney-General said in the statement.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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