Two basic specialists arraigned on Synagogue Church of All Nations’ building collapse ask Federal High Court in Lagos to squash the coroner’s decision

Two basic specialists arraigned in the six-story Synagogue Church of All Nations’ building breakdown have asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to suppress the coroner’s decision which discovered them at fault.

The specialists – Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun, documented two suits numbered FHC/L/CS/1095/15 and FHC/L/CS/1096/15 against the Lagos Commissioner of Police, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), the state Attorney-General and the coroner, Mr. Oyetade Komolafe.

They are testing the July 8 decision of an investigation into the demise of 116 persons in the September 2014 building fall in the congregation. 

The coroner court arraigned Ogundeji and Fatiregun of criminal carelessness and prescribed them for criminal indictment.

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, had shown that the administration would execute the coroner’s decision, including documenting of criminal charges against the congregation.

Ogundeji and Fatiregun’s legal counselor, Mr. Olalekan Ojo, told Justice Mohammed Idris on Wednesday that he recorded ex-parte applications looking to control the police from welcoming or capturing them for addressing with a perspective to indicting them.

The Nation Newspaper