The two engineers who constructed the collapsed seven stories guest house of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), have been released on bail.
Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo, in a ruling delivered on Tuesday, granted the duo bail in the suit filed by the Lagos State government against SCOAN and the engineers.
Ruling on the bail applications, the presiding judge said the 4th and 5th defendants, Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun respectively, are granted bail in the sum of 10 Million Naira with two sureties having considered the arguments in the light of cited authorities by opposing parties.
One of the sureties must be a civil servant who is not less than grade 14 level while the second surety must be a property owner in Lagos State.
Also the sureties must provide evidence of three years tax payments, in addition to the conditions, utility bill to verify the addresses of the sureties and which will be verified by the police.
The Judge added that the accused must submit their travelling passports among others.
The engineers were on April 26 ordered to be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons by Mr. Lawal-Akapo following their “not guilty” plea to a 111-count charge bordering on gross negligence and criminal manslaughter.