SYNAGOGUE: LAGOS COURT REMANDS ENGINEERS IN PRISON

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The two engineers, who constructed the collapsed seven-storey guest house of the Synagogue Church of All Nations — Akinbela Fatiregun and Oladele Ogundeji — are to remain in Kirikiri Maximum Prisons till May 3, a court ruled on Tuesday. Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo of an Ikeja High Court gave the order in a ruling on their bail applications. “Ruling is preserved for Tuesday, May 3, 2016,” Lawal-Akapo told a crowded courtroom.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the engineers were on April 26 ordered to be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons by Lawal-Akapo following their `not guilty’ plea to a 111-count charge bordering on gross negligence and criminal manslaughter. Earlier during Tuesday’s proceedings, counsel to Fatiregun, Mrs Titi Akinlawon (SAN), in her submission before the court, promised that the defendants would not jump bail.

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