A man has been arrested for attempting to hit officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency LASBCA) with a charm, reports seefinishng.com
This medium learnt that the incident took place on Tuesday, 2 January, 2024, while the agency officials were on routine monitoring exercise at Musical Village, Awolowo Road, Ikorodu.
Seefinishng.com learnt that it took the intervention of the security personnel attached to the monitoring team before the man could be arrested and later handed over to the police for further investigation.
Reacting to the incident, the General Manager of LASBCA, Arch. Gbolahan Owodunni Oki condemned the increasing attack of officials of the agency on official duties.
He noted that no amount of intimidation or harassment will make the agency go back on its mandate in ensuring safe and secure buildings across the state.
“These assailants not only obstruct our staff but also hold them hostage for hours, these acts of hooliganism will not deter us from carrying out our duties,” he said.
The General Manager while elaborating on the challenges faced daily by LASBCA staff stated, “Thankfully, we managed to overcome these attacks without any casualties. Our staff’s resilience and quick responses have played a crucial role in overpowering the assailants and preventing more severe consequences. These are the kinds of challenges we faces daily in our bid to ensure that buildings in the State are safe and fit for habilitation”.
Arc. Oki called on the general public to understand and support the agency in its mission to curb the menace of building collapses across the state noting that incidents of harassment and attacks tend to jeopardize the agency monitoring activities and can potentially pose significant threats to the public.
He reiterated the dedication of the agency in maintaining and enforcing building standards in Lagos State even in the face of adversity.
He urged the citizens to collaborate in ensuring the safety and integrity of structures that will foster a secure environment for all.
The assailant has since been handed over to security operatives for prosecution.