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Court Issues Bench Warrant For Lekki Gardens’s Contractor

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Richard Nyong

A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of Sola Olumofe, a contractor of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited.

Olumofe, is the contractor involved in the case of a collapsed five story building in the Lekki, area of Lagos State.

A structure the contractor was building collapsed on Thursday, March 10, 2016, killing 34 people.

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere on Thursday, June 1, issued the bench warrant following the non appearance in court of the contractor on two consecutive occasions.

Recall that the Lagos State Government had filed criminal charges against the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens, Richard Nyong and five other contractors before Justice Sybil Nwaka over alleged negligence in the events leading to the building collapse which killed 34 persons.

Aside Nyong and Olumofe, other defendants on the case are Taiwo Odofin, Omolabake Mortune, Marius Agwu and Omotilewa Joseph. They are all standing trial alongside their companies, Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, GT Rich Ltd and HC Insight Solutions Limited.

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