Synagogue Church Tragedy: Court Admits Bail To Contractors

An Ikeja High Court of Lagos State today, admitted bail to the two engineers who supervised the construction of the collapsed six stories Guest House belonging to Synagogue Church Of All Nations, (SCOAN), in Egbe, Lagos.

The court presided over by Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo, while ruling on the bail applications, admitted the two engineers, who are fourth and fifth defendants, Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun respectively, to bail in the sum of 10 Million Naira with two sureties.

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One of the sureties, according to the judge, must be a civil servant who is not less than grade 14 level, while the second surety must be a property owner within Lagos State.

The judge also ordered that the sureties must provide evidence of 3 years tax payable to Lagos State Government, and utility bill to verify the addresses of the sureties and which must be verified by the police.

Justice Lawal-Akapo also added that the two engineers must submit their travelling passports among others with the Court’s Chief Registrar.

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delivered them bail in the suit filed by the Lagos State Government against SCOAN and the engineers

The judge had on April 26, ordered the remand of two engineers in Kirikiri Prisons, following their “not guilty” plea to a 111-count charge bordering on gross negligence and criminal manslaughter

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