Lekki Gardens Collapse: Nigerian Police Arrests Richard Nyong (Photos)

NigeriaTrends.com — Following the breaking news of Lekki Gardens Collapse of a five-storey building under construction, Lagos State Police Command has arrested the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens, Mr. Richard Nyong.

Lekki Gardens MD Richard Nyong Arressted

Richard Nyong arrested for Lekki Gardens Collapse

It was learnt that 34-year-old Nyong was apprehended on Thursday by the Nigerian Police Force. The collapse of Lekki Gardens building on Kushenla Road, Ikate Elegushi, Lagos State; killed no fewer than 35 persons according to reports.

One of the contractors handling the project, Odofin Taiwo, was also arrested on Wednesday.

The building had crumbled around 3am on Tuesday with several workers trapped in the rubble.

Lekki Gardens Building Collapse

Lekki Gardens Building Collapse

It was reported that the state government had sealed the building, which was originally designed to be a three-storey structure.

“In a brazen act of defiance and impunity, the owners of the building, Messrs Lekki Worldwide Estate Limited, the promoters of Lekki Gardens, criminally unsealed the property and continued building beyond the approved floors until the unfortunate incident of Tuesday which has led to loss of lives,” a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde had read.

Lekki Gardens Collapse

Lekki Gardens Collapse

The Lagos State Police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest of Lekki Gardens Managing Director.

She said, “The MD, Lekki Gardens, Mr. Richard Nyong, has been arrested. He is in custody and will soon be charged to court.”

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