Port Harcourt Building Collapse: Property Owner Arrested
The owner of the seven-storey building, which collapsed in Port Harcourt on Friday, has a case to answer.
He has been arrested alongside the contractor handling the private project.
Some persons, who might be remotely or directly involved in the construction of the building, also honoured the invitation of the Rivers State Police Command over the matter.
Also present at the State Police Command to explain the cause of the building collapse were some government officials, who were said to have turned themselves in with a view to disclosing the circumstance that caused the building to cave in.
Recall that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, had during his visit to the site of the collapsed building, ordered the arrest of the owner and any other person that might have contributed to the incident.
Confirming the arrests, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, explained that the arrest and invitation was to assist the police in investigating the circumstances that led to the incident on Woji road in GRA Phase 2, Port Harcourt.
Omoni said, “Yes, they have been arrested. They were arrested yesterday. For investigation purpose, we cannot mention names.
“Some others who may be involved are also turning themselves in. Even some government officials are also assisting in the investigation.”
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