Building, Prison Fence Collapse in Onitsha

A three-storey building on Wednesday collapsed at No. 22 Nkisi Aroli Street, Onitsha in Anambra State.

The building, said to belong to Chukwuma Njeka, reportedly collapsed in the morning following a downpour. No casualty was recorded.

Also, the rear fence of the Onitsha Custodial Centre (formerly Onitsha Prison) also collapsed on Wednesday, about 6:30 am. No casualty was recorded from the collapse while inmates did not escape.

The state police spokesman Haruna Mohammed said the scene was cordoned off to prevent looters and clear the rubble.

He said Commissioner of Police John Abang had ordered the deployment of police personnel to secure the area.

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