Court Grants Synagogue Engineers N20m Bail

Synagogue-collapsedThe two engineers who handled the construction of the collapsed six-storey guest house at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, were on Tuesday granted bail in the sum of N10 million each by the Lagos High Court, Ikeja.
The two engineers are – Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun.
The guest house, which the Lagos State Government said did not receive building permit before its construction began, collapsed on September 12, 2014 killing at least 115 people, mostly foreigners.
Ruling on the bail applications filed through their lawyers, Mrs. Titi Akinlawon (SAN) and Olalekan Ojo respectively, the trial judge, Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo, said the defendants must also produce two sureties in like sum.
Justice Lawal-Akapo, however, ordered that one of the sureties must be a civil servant on grade level 14 in the Lagos State Civil Service.
He also said the second surety must provide evidence of tax payment for the last three years and also swear to an affidavit of means.