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How Lekki Gardens Respond to Collapsed Building Incident

Richard Nyong, the Managing Director of Lekki Estates Limited, promoters of Lekki Gardens was reported to have visited the police on Wednesday March 9, 2016 as directed by the Lagos state governor following the collapse of the five storey building in Lekki, Lagos Island.
Nyong’s visit to the Police which was reported as “an arrest” was an act in accordance to the State’s Governor’s directive and responsibility to the unfortunate situation.
An anonymous named staff of the company dismissed suggestions that Nyong ever attempted to evade arrest. In his words, “where could he have run to knowing it is a very sensitive issue that involves loss of lives. This is an unfortunate incident and trying times for the company which is popular for providing decent, affordable and convenient houses and a major contributor reducing the huge housing deficit in the country”.
He said: “This is not something anybody could have anticipated but that is not to say that it is immune from accidents that could occur, as you would have in other areas of human endeavour.
Sources revealed that the unfortunate incident though still under investigation was reported to relevant authorities by the company which also provided excavators to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for the rescue mission. The company is also reported to have undertaken the entire medical and other related needs of the affected victims.
Nyong and the site contractor have since been sued by the Lagos State Government for which they appeared before the Ebute-Metta Magistrate court on Mach 11, 2016.

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