The Lagos State Government revealed that 29 families have submitted samples for DNA tests to identify bodies of victims from the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi.

This was disclosed by Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso on Monday.

He added that the identification process continued at the IDH, Yaba, Lagos Mainland and also a committee to supervise the identification and release of the bodies had been set up.

What the Commissioner is saying

Omotoso said, ”Twenty-nine families have come forward to submit samples for DNA tests to identify bodies that they wish to claim.

“In cases where identification is clear and there are no arguments, the bodies will be released to the families as from this week.

“At the site, the operation continues. It will go on until the site is cleared and no body is left in the rubble of the collapsed 21-storey edifice.”

He added that the Panel of Inquiry set up by the state to find out why the building went down was collecting documents that will help reveal what led to the collapse.

Nairametrics reported earlier this week that Lagos State Government disclosed that 38 bodies recovered from the collapse site at Gerard Road, Ikoyi, are ready for identification by families.