Building Collapse: Minister Orders Arrest As Three Corpses Found, Many Trapped

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, has directed security agencies to arrest the officials of the Federal Housing Authority and the developer of the collapsed two-storey building in Abuja.

The Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, Umar Shuaibu, disclosed this development to journalists during a briefing on Saturday.

He ordered the arrest of the FHA officers saddled with monitoring the development, in charge of granting the development permit, the developer, and the engineer supervising the development, for manslaughter.

Shuaibu disclosed that the uncompleted building that collapsed two days ago at 6th Avenue in Gwarimpa Estate, trapped 24 persons, with three confirmed dead, while 21 persons have been rescued.

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