Lekki Gardens building: Lagos files criminal charges

The Lagos State Government has commenced criminal proceeding by filling of information before a Lagos High Court in relation to the collapsed Lekki Gardens building.

Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd, GT Rich Ltd, HC Insight Solutions Ltd and seven others are facing six counts charges for failure to have building approval for the collapsed building and manslaughter.

The defendants are facing criminal charges for manslaughter of the 33 people who died following the collapse of the Building. The defendants’ offences are contrary to section 75 of the Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law of Lagos State 2010 and section 224 of Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 for unlawful manslaughter respectively.

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February 23, 2017

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