… says he must give account of occurrence
Ben Peters, Abuja
Worried by the collapsed two-storey building in Garki Area of Abuja, Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday, ordered the immediate arrest of the owner of the building.
Wike gave the order on Thursday during his visit to the scene of the incident.
The building had at least 39 residents, with two certified dead, and 37 rescued and taken to various hospitals.
The building, located at Lagos Crescent, Garki Village in the Garki District of the nation’s capital, collapsed in the late hours of Wednesday following a downpour.
While it caved in around 11pm on Wednesday amid the downpour, rescue operations were initially very slow over the night as there was no immediate access to an excavator and rescue efforts were purely manual.
Speaking at the scene of the incident, Wike who noted that original residents of the area were designated for resettlement, however wondered why for years, the FCT Administration could not carry out such resettlement.