Four bodies have been recovered from the building which collapsed on Saturday February 12 in the Yaba area of Lagos State, just as the property developer was arrested.
The recovered bodies were some of the people working at the building site before it collapsed at Nos.16 Akanbi Crescent.
Two workers, however, survived the incident. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), out of the two, only one was trapped in the building.
Rescue operations on the building site have also been concluded.
Following the incident, the Lagos State Government said it has arrested the developer of the property.
Saturday’s incident is the latest in the rising cases of building collapse in Lagos State. In November, at least 40 persons were killed following the collapse of a high-rise in the Ikoyi area of the commercial city.
Experts blame loopholes in regulations and sharp practices by developers for the incessant collapse of properties.