​Judiciary strike stalls Synagogue Church ​b​uilding collapse ​​inquest

High Court

The strike embarked upon by judiciary workers on Tuesday stalled further hearing in the coroner’s inquest into the collapse of a guest house within the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN.

On ​Monday, the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, commenced an indefinite strike to demand for financial autonomy for state courts.

The Ikeja High Court premises had been locked up by JUSUN members for the second day running.

The inquest was instituted under the Lagos State Coroner’s System Law No. 7 of 2007 to unravel the cause of the building collapse.

A total of 116 persons were killed when the six-storey building collapsed on September 12.

On December 23, the Coroner, Oyetade Komolafe, adjourned further hearing till January 6, because of the Christmas celebrations.

No further date has been fixed for continuation of the inquest.


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