Collapsed 7-Storey Building: Governor Wike inaugurates Judicial Commission of Inquiry

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has inaugurated the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the Collapsed 7-Storey at Woji road, New GRA, Port Harcourt.

The governor also inaugurated the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the management and affairs of Integrated Medical Industries Limited.
The inauguration of the two Judicial Commissions of Inquiry took place on Tuesday, at the Government House, Port Harcourt.

Nyesom Wike entrusted the Judicial Commission of Inquiry was on the Collapsed 7-Storey to identify the owner of the building and the holder of the certificate of occupancy.

“To ascertain/identify the owner, developer and/or holder of the certificate of occupancy over and in respect of all that piece or parcel of land situate and lying at 119 Woji Road, (Plot 80), GRA Phase 2, Port Harcourt.

“Ascertain whether the construction of the Seven Storey Building on the said 119 Woji Road is covered by any valid or approved building plan and/or whether requisite approvals were issued by the appropriate Ministry or agency of the Rivers State Government prior to the commencement of construction”.

He also charged the Commission of Inquiry to determine whether the architectural, engineering and structural designs of the collapsed building were undertaken by competent and licensed experts in the relevant fields.

 

He further charged the commission to determine whether appropriate/necessary tests including soil tests were carried out to ascertain the suitability of the site for construction of a building of that height.

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry is also entrusted with the responsibility of finding out the quality of materials used and also determine the number of people that were killed or injured and the identities of such persons.

For the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the affairs of Integrated Medical Industries Limited, Governor Wike charged the commission to ascertain how much the Rivers State Government has invested in the company

The commission is to ascertain if funds and assets of Integrated Medical Industries Limited were misappropriated during the period.
The governor also charged them to identify the persons who sold or converted the properties of Integrated Medical Industries Limited.

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, pledged to set up a commission of inquiry to investigate the Collapsed 7-Storey after visiting the site alongside his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike.

Source:

Simeon Nwakaudu,

Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media. 
4th December, 2018.
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