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Synagogue Collapse: Court strikes out suit against inquest

18 November 2014, 16:18

Lagos - Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday dismissed suit seeking to stop the ongoing inquest into the collapse of a six-story building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Vanguard reports.

Justice Ibrahim Buba while delivering judgement on the case described it as lacking in merit, and that the applicant failed to show any threat or injury he would suffer with the inquest, nor did he disclose a legal or justiceable right to protect.

Also read: Date fixed for suit to stop Synagogue church inquest

A Lagos lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, had on October 28 gone to court claiming that the composition of the coroner’s court set up by the state government, was a negation of the principle of natural justice and Section 36 of the Constitution, and as such, was unconstitutional and void.

The Lagos State Government had on September 26, set up the coroner inquest presided over by Chief Magistrate Komolafe to ascertain the cause of the collapsed building, which left about 116 people dead.

Read more at Vanguard

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