by Oluwatosin Fatoyinbo
The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has set October 13 as the day the coroner’s inquest into the recent collapse of a building within the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations at Ikotun would commence sitting.
This is contained in a press statement signed by Mrs Bola Akingbade, spokesperson of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.
The inquest is scheduled to take place at the premises of the Ikeja High Court and would be presided over by Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe. The inquest will attempt to establish the manner and cause of the building collapse.
Prophet TB Joshua and the contractors that handled the construction of the building are expected to give evidence at the inquest. Others are members of the families of the victims of the incident, some media houses including NAN, Channels TV, Television Continental, Vanguard newspaper , Daily Independent, The Nation and Punch Newspapers.
The statement also stated that some ministries, departments and parastatal agencies (MDAs) of Lagos State, the state police command, security agencies and the Nigerian Red Cross, would testify.
The statement said an eye witness, Lindiw Ndwande and Mr Rebone Tau, Chairman of the Youth League’s International Relations Committee of South Africa, would also give evidence.
It urged the expected organisations, bodies and persons to contact the coroner’s registrar immediately to schedule their appearances.
The statement also urged those who wish to give evidence or tender any material that would assist the coroner in its findings to contact its registrar