Following the detention of property mogul, Richard Nyong, over the collapse of a five-storey building under construction on Kushenla Road, Ikate Elegushi that led to the death of no fewer than 34 persons on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, some Nigerian celebrities celebs have expressed their displeasure as regards the apprehension and remandment of the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lekki Gardens, whose company is in charge the collapsed building.
Cool FM OAP, Freeze, was one of the first to voice out his opinion on the issue. The outspoken broadcaster stated that he has no qualms seeing a young man who committed a crime pay for that crime but Richard shouldn’t have been taken to court in handcuffs and remanded in prison when that ‘prophet’ whose building collapsed and killed more people than Ebola is walking free.
Similarly, Nigerian popular comedian, Seyi Law has also weighed in with his own opinion. The humour merchant, who took to his Facebook wall to express his view, feels that Richard ought not to have been treated that way.
‘It will not be wrong to say that my judgement can be crowded by my emotions on the recent happening with Lekki Gardens as Mr. Richard Nyong, the MD is a friend. I must sincerely express my deep and hearfelt condolences and sympathy to the families of the deceaseds and those injured in the collapsed building.
‘I am also of the opinion that the law takes its due course and everyone be given equal rights. I don’t want to go into the details of this as Freeze, one of the best OAPs in this country has spoken about it already. I can say for sure that I can testify to the good intentions of Mr. Richard Nyong in the provision of affordable housing for the benefits of Nigerians.
‘I don’t mean to insult the intelligence of anybody. I beg to say that Mr. Richard deserves to be treated right until the court makes any pronouncement. My prayers is with him and the families of those affected by this unfortunate incident. God bless you all,‘ he wrote on his timeline.
In the same vein, Basketmouth‘s wife, Elsie Okpocho is not pleased with the situation, stating that Richard is innocent and doesn’t deserve the unpleasant treatment.
‘His name is Richard Nyong,the managing Director of Lekki Gardens, the construction company in charge of the 5-storey building which collapsed on Tuesday…… many of us right now would go with the information d media gives….but then, that is the much they know….the truth some of us know and are very sure of is that Richard’s best friend was put in charge of this said project but he did a very bad job so it was taken away from him and given to another contractor to handle….
Richard Nyong, 34, is a graduate of Economics from the University of Port Harcourt, who has recorded a huge success in the real estate industry.
Nyong, who sits on the board of several blue chip companies, is also a proud product of Pastor Sam Adeyemi’s Daystar Leadership Academy.
With over a decade experience in the real estate sector, Nyong’s multi-billion dollar Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, also consults, develops and manages prime property for a wide range of clientele.
Aside the popular Lekki Gardens, Nyong is also the brain behind Ikoyi Gardens, Mainland Gardens, Port Harcourt Gardens and Richards Court estates.
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