Lagos State to prosecute The Synagogue over building collapse
Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday said that his administration would enforce the verdict of the Coroner’s inquest on the September 12, 2014 Synagogue building collapse in consonance with the rule of law.
Ambode in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, said his government would uphold and enforce the sanctity of the law in the state, just as he urged residents of the state to also respect the rule of Law.
“His Excellency hereby reiterates his government’s commitment to uphold and enforce the sanctity of the law in the state and calls on all Lagos resident to respect the rule of law,” the statement read in part.
To this end, he said the Coroner’s verdict of 7th July 2015 made a number of recommendations, which the state government will act upon accordingly.
The governor said that one of the provisions of the Coroner Law 2007 is the provision that empowers a Coroner to commence an inquest to find out the cause and manner of death which occur in an unusual manner.
It would be recalled that over 100 people, mainly South Africans, died when a guest house in owned by the church collapsed.
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