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Finally, Court Docks Synagogue Church Trustees, engineers for manslaughter

synagogue collapseTrustees of the Synagogue Church of all Nation, SCOAN and two engineers have been arraigned by Justice Lateef Lawal- Akapo of Lagos High Court in connection with the building collapse of September 12, 2014 that killed 116 persons.

Justice Lateef Akapo ordered their arraignment after dismissing the application of the two defendants seeking to repress the charges.

Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo ordered their arraignment after dismissing the application filed by two of the defendants seeking to quash the charge. Since the Lagos State government filed the 111 charges, the defendants have made several attempts to stall the arraignment by filling several applications.

While delivering the judgment, counsel to SCOAN, Chief Lateef Fagbemi, SAN made attempts to convince the court not to proceed with the arraignment since the day’s business of the court was for ruling , Chief Akpofure, SAN, representing Hardrock Construction Company said he just lost his mother and would not be able to proceed

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