A Lagos High Court in Igbosere on Thursday issued seat warrant for the capture of a contractual worker of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, Mr Sola Olumofe for neglecting to show up under the steady gaze of the court on two back to back events to stand trial regarding a building breakdown in Lekki zone of the State on March 10, 2016. The Lagos State Government had documented criminal allegations against the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens, Richard Nyong and five different temporary workers before Justice Sybil Nwaka over claimed carelessness in the occasions prompting the building breakdown which executed 34 people.
Aside Nyong and Olumofe, different respondents are Taiwo Odofin, Omolabake Mortune, Marius Agwu and Omotilewa Joseph. They are standing trial nearby their organisations, Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd, GT Rich Ltd and HC Insight Solutions Ltd. The catastrophe had struck on 10 March 2016 when a five-story working under development by Lekki Gardens in Lekki region of the State broken down and executed 34 individuals.
The designer was said to have added an extra floor to the working against what was endorsed by the government for development.
In particular, the litigants are confronting six tallies charges for inability to get building endorsement for the broken down building and murder, offenses culpable under Section 75 of the Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law of Lagos State 2010 and Section 224 of Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 individually.
At the last dismissed date, Olumofe had neglected to show up under the watchful eye of the court, while the matter was suspended to June 1 (today) for arraignment. Once more, when the matter was called, he similarly neglected to present himself for arraignment, an advancement which incited Justice Nwaka to issue seat warrant for his capture.
The judge particularly requested that Olumofe be captured and brought under the steady gaze of the court on June 14 for arraignment nearby different litigants. It would be reviewed that Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode had communicated a solid sense of duty regarding the assurance of lives and property of all residents in the State and the quest for equity for all casualties of the broken down building.
The Governor had guaranteed occupants that nothing would be left to the opportunity to guarantee that instances of criminal carelessness and different types of criminal exercises were arraigned.