The Senate Minority Leader, Godwill Akpabio, has denied ownership of Lekki Gardens, Lagos, where a building collapsed and killed over 30 people last week.
A statement by Anietie Ekong, Special Assistant to Mr. Akpabio on Tuesday in Abuja, said it was unfair link Mr. Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom, to a property he did not own.
Mr. Akpabio has repeatedly been linked to the Lekki property. The News Agency of Nigeria said the latest report came from an unnamed online paper.
“We want to state categorically that Senator Akpabio is not the owner of Lagos Lekki Gardens nor has he any form of relationship whatsoever with the said company.
“While we condole with the families of those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate building collapse, we are saddened that the online media could choose to play politics with such a tragic incident as the death of Nigerians.
“This mischief is happening at a time the owners of Lagos Lekki Gardens have been arraigned before a competent court of law for all Nigerians to see,” Mr. Ekong said.
He tasked the online media to find out from the authorities of the Lagos State Government and the Corporate Affairs Commission if they still doubt the ownership of the Lagos Lekki Gardens.