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Synagogue Building Collapse: Lagos Court Remands 2 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 (SCOAN), were on Tuesday remanded at Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, Lagos.

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An Ikeja High Court which gave the ruling, said the men should be kept behind bars pending the determination of the charges against them.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the engineers — Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun — had pleaded not guilty to a 111-count charge bordering on gross negligence and criminal manslaughter.

Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo said: “The defendants are remanded in Kirikiri Maximum Prisons pending the determination of the charge.’’

The prosecution, led by Idowu Alakija, the Director, Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), said the defendants committed the offences between Aug. 20 and September 2013.

According to her, the defendants constructed a seven-storey building at the church in Ikotun-Egbe in Ikotun area of Lagos with disregard for human lives.

The collapsed guest house on Sept. 12, 2014, led to the death of 116 persons, 85 of who were South Africans.

The Coroner’s Inquest instituted by the Lagos State Government had in its verdict on July 8, 2015 said the building collapse was caused by structural failure due to a combination of designs and detailing errors.

The inquest ordered that Synagogue church be investigated and prosecuted by the relevant authorities for not possessing necessary building permits, while the two engineers should be tried for criminal negligence.

The arraignment of the defendants by the Lagos State Government had been continuously stalled by the defence through several adjournments and filing of various applications before the court.

Earlier at Tuesday’s proceedings, Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo dismissed two separate applications of Titi Akinlawon (SAN) and E.L. Akpofure (SAN).

Mrs. Akinlawon had in an application dated March 3 asked for an order adjourning further hearing pending the determination of her application at the Court of Appeal.

Mr. Akpofure also in an application dated Feb. 17 objected to the inclusion of Jandy Trust Ltd as one of the defendants because there was nothing in the proof of evidence linking the company to the crimes.

Justice Lawal-Akapo, in his ruling, said: “Section 273 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law states that subject to the constitution, an application for a stay of proceedings in respect of a criminal matter before the High Court should not be entertained”.

On the proposed exclusion of JandyTrust Ltd from the charge, the judge said: “The court cannot delve into substantive issues at the interlocutory stage thereby outraging the sense of justice of an independent observer sitting in court.”

“I find no merit in the two applications, they are lacking in merit and substance.

“This is a clear case of abuse of court processes to the irritation and annoyance of the court.”

The judge immediately ordered the arraignment of Fatiregun, Ogundeji and the trustees of the church in spite of opposition from the Defence.

The case was adjourned to April 26 for hearing of the defendants’ bail applications.

Source:NAN

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Dr Anu Adepoju Of Med Contour Reportedly Suspended From Medical Practice

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Dr. Anu Adepoju of Med Contour has reportedly been suspended from practising by the Nigerian Medical and Dental board.

Twitter influencer and doctor, Dr. olufunmilayo shared the new via his Twitter page, noting that the board reached its decision after an investigation into the death of one of her patients as well as another who had complications from surgery.

Recall that an Instagram Influencer, Omohtee called out Dr Anu Adepoju earlier in the year for ruining her buttocks after suffering complications from a surgical procedure despite paying the sum of 1.5 million naira for a Brazilian butt lift.

Anu Adepoju was also alleged to have killed a beauty queen in 2018, the result of a failed procedure.

According to Dr. Olufunmilayo, Anu graduated from College of Medicine, Unilag in 2017 and performed plastic surgery on a patient in December 2018 when she was a House Officer.

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Davido celebrates his mum on her posthumous birthday

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David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), better known as David’s mum, Veronica Adeleke, would have turned a year older today November 23.

He posted this throwback photo of he and his mum on his Instagram this afternoon with the caption;

”Happy Birthday Mama … love and miss you always”

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Death threats issued on WizKid associates by 30BG crew is unbelievable – Kemi Olunloyo

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Kemi Olunloyo known for holding controversial opinions has disclosed that Wizkid and Davido have taken their feud to another level.

According to a post sighted on her social media page, she has alleged that the 30 Billion Geng crew of Nigerian artist Davido are threatening the associates of Wizkid outside Nigeria.

Kemi Olunloyo has however urged Davido to control his crew members or anyone behind it because they can be arrested.

Her tweet reads:

The COLD WAR going on between Davido and WizKid could destroy the Nigerian music business. The DEATH ☠️threats metted upon WizKid associates by 30BG crew is unbelievable. Fans have no idea! Davido should control his crew ASAP. Most of this is happening abroad
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This one is WORSE than Toyin Abraham vs Liz Anjorin. The fan threats was why I called
@Opetodolapo in and settled it fast. One fan sent a message to Lizzy to pay him 500K to kill Toyin and her baby. Wizkid & Davido’s crew are fighting in foreign territory. Anyone can be arrested

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