The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has revealed that the collapsed building in Obalende area of Lagos State was sealed by the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA).
The building collapsed earlier on Sunday, leaving at least seven dead and more than ten injured, five of them critically.
In a tweet Sunday night, LASEMA stated that the building had been sealed by the LASBCA but the owner commenced clandestine operations early hours of Sunday mornings that led to the incident.
“The Agency wishes the public to note that the building at the above captioned address in fact had been sealed by LASBCA,” the agency tweeted.
“The owner commenced clandestine operations early hours of Sunday morning. This directly led to this unfortunate incident.”