The governor had pledged to enforce the verdict. He vowed to seek justice for the victims no matter the circumstances. He ordered the law enforcement agencies to immediately arrest the indicted persons and enforce the verdict. Sources close the Lagos State Ministry of Justice said in line with Governor Ambode’s pledge, the government would pursue the verdict’s enforcement to its logical conclusion to ensure the victims get justice. Already, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, has re-assigned a suit filed by two structural engineers indicted in the six-storey building collapse to Justice Ibrahim Buba, who last year dismissed a suit which sought stop the inquest. The engineers are praying the court to quash the District Coroner’s verdict which found them culpable after the inquest. The engineers – Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun – filed two suits against the Lagos Commissioner of Police, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), the state Attorney-General and the District Coroner, Mr. Oyetade Komolafe, a magistrate. The cases were filed during the court’s annual long vacation and were first heard by Justice Mohammed Idris. The engineers are challenging the July 8 verdict on the death of 116 persons in the building collapse. Ogundeji and Fatiregun were accused of criminal negligence in the building’s construction. The Coroner recommended them for criminal prosecution.]]>

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