The Lagos State Police Command has commenced an investigation into the building collapse which occurred at Ita Faji, Lagos Island on Wednesday.
The sad event left twenty people dead in a residence that housed a school on the top floor.
Speaking to Channels Television, a Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti, Yetunde Longe, who made the disclosure during a visit to the scene of the collapsed three-storey structure, explained that she was at the scene to get first-hand information from the residents about the circumstances that led to the incident.
According to her, the owner of the collapsed building is on the run while the developer is yet to be identified.
PoliticsNGR reports that over 40 people survived the incident and they are being managed at various hospitals in the state.
As a result of the incident, the Lagos state government on Friday morning swung into action in a bid to prevent a recurrence by manually demolishing other structures in the area that failed integrity test.
Officials of the State Building Control Agency, led by its acting General Manager, Omotayo Fakolujo, began the process after Governor Akinwunmi Ambode ordered the demolition of over 80 buildings earlier marked to be brought down.