Adeshina Tiamiyu, general manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), says there is no casualty left under the debris of the collapsed three-storey building in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.
Tiamiyu spoke with journalists at the site of the incident on Thursday, saying all the victims have been accounted for.
“We stopped work at 3am after recovering the lifeless body of a male and we are sure there is no casualty left under the debris,” he said.
Tiamiyu, however, said he could not give the casualty figure but the ministry of health would release the accurate figure later in the day.
However, some residents have faulted the claims of LASEMA, insisting that there are still casualties in the debris
The building, which housed a primary school on its second floor, caved in on Wednesday morning while pupils were in their classrooms.
At least 12 people, including nine children, have been confirmed dead, with lover 40 people injured.
When he visited the scene on Wednesday, Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, said buildings within the vicinity would be subjected to integrity tests, adding that any building that failed the test would be demolished.
The governor added that the collapse would be investigated and those found guilty brought to book.