Synagogue building was constructed without govt approval — Engineer

The site of the collapsed building at the Synagogue Church, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos. A consultant engineer, Mr Oladele Ogundeji, who supervised the construction of the collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) yesterday said the building was constructed without approval by the government. This was as the coroner’s court investigating the incident admitted the amended architectural and structural designs of SCOAN’s building as exhibit.

Ogundeji informed the court that the said building did not collapse due to structural defects. He stated that the certified designs were sufficient to commence the project while his client’s (SCOAN) were responsible for processing the permit. The inquest presided over by Mr Oyetade Komolafe was instituted by the Lagos State Government to unravel the cause of the September12, 2014 collapse of SCOAN building.


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