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Building Collapse: Imo Govt To Revoke CofO, Prosecute Contractor

File picture of Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma


The Imo State Authorities has vowed to prosecute the erring contractor in addition to revoke the Certificates of Occupancy of the land, following the collapse of an Eight-storey constructing in Owerri.

Governor Hope Uzodinma revealed this on Friday whereas visiting the positioning of the collapsed constructing.

In response to him, it’s fairly unlucky that the builders violated the lockdown order of the state Govt by embarking on development work in the course of the lockdown.

He additionally lamented that the builders didn’t comply with the approved plan of the state authorities on the constructing.

The governor additionally commiserated with the households of these affected.

This comes as emergency officers recovered two extra lifeless our bodies from the rubble of the collapsed constructing.

A group of rescue officers comprising the Pink Cross and Owerri Capital Improvement Authority evacuated the our bodies from the scene of the incident at the moment.

The variety of individuals killed within the constructing collapse rose to 4 following the demise of two individuals reported on Thursday.

Whereas 12 individuals have been rescued, many are nonetheless trapped together with a girl and her two children.

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