Lagos - The contractor, who built the collapsed Synagogue Church of All Nations’ six-storey guest house, Akingbola Fatiregun, said that structural defect was not responsible for the collapse, Punch reports.
The contractor, whose company, Hardrock Construction and Engineering Limited, executed the project, said that the building was constructed following best practices.
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He said that though the foundation of the building was meant for a six-storey building, it was constructed in such a way that it could have conveniently supported four additional floors.
Fatiregun appeared before the Lagos coroner, Magistrate O.A. Komolafe, probing the cause of death of about 116 persons, who lost their lives in the collapsed building on September 12, 2014.
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