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Those indicted in the collapsed 7-storey building to be prosecuted for murder – Gov Wike declares

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that any government official indicted over the collapsed 7-storey building at Woji road in New GRA, Port Harcourt will be duly prosecuted. Over 10 persons reportedly lost their lives after the building which was under construction, collapsed on Friday, November 23rd.

Speaking during the presentation of reports by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the 7-storey building collapse at Woji road in New GRA, Port Harcourt on Friday February 8th, Governor Wike stated that his administration will implement the reports of the commission.

He announced the setting up of a seven man White Paper committee to take immediate steps for the implementation of the recommendations of the two commissions of Inquiry .

“Let me assure you that we wouldn’t have wasted our time and resources setting up the commissions of inquiry . The report will be duly implemented. Anybody indicted for the collapsed building will face the law. If you are are connected to the deaths of people, we will prosecute you for murder “the governor said

He said that any government official serving or retired who is indicted will face the full weight of the law.

Chairman of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the 7-storey building collapse at Woji road in New GRA, Port Harcourt , Justice Adolphus Enebeli while presenting his report said the building approval process at the Ministry of Urban Development and Physical Planning is a mangled mess of procedures. He said that the gory details of the videos is enough to force out tears from the strongest of men..

He urged Governor Wike not to allow the report to be confined to the dustbin of inaction, in deference to those who died in the building collapse.

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