Collapsed Building: Wike Orders The Arrest Of Owner

By Ikenga Chronicles November 26, 2018

Collapsed Building: Wike Orders The Arrest Of Owner

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has ordered for the immediate arrest of the owner of the seven-storey building that collapsed in Port Harcourt on Friday.

Wike directed the state’s Attorney-General to set up a commission of inquiry to ascertain the remote and immediate causes of the incident in which six persons died and 38 others were injured.

He said: “I feel so pained that we have to face this kind of calamity at this time. I commiserate with the families that have lost their loved ones who came to seek their daily bread. Government will do all it can to give them the necessary support. I have directed the Attorney-General of Rivers State to ensure that all legal steps are taken to do what is right within the ambit of the law.”

“Whoever that approved this structure and those involved in the construction will face the law. Government will take every necessary step to ensure that culprits are brought to justice. Whoever is involved, from the owner or the contractor or the officials of the state, they will face the full weight of the law.”