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Start of trial on Nigerian church collapse suffers another delay

This is the third time in two weeks the case is suffering as many postponement.

Two engineers are also standing trial over the collapse of a seven-storey guest house belonging to Prophet TB Joshua’s church.Picture: AFP.

ABUJA - The Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has once again failed to kick-start the trial of trustees of the Synagogue Church of all Nations and the two engineers accused of participating in the building of the six-storey guest house that collapsed within the church premises on 12 September 2014.

This is the third time in two weeks the case is suffering as many postponement.

A new proof of evidence filed by the directorate of public prosecution is responsible for the latest setback in the trial of the registered trustees of the Synagogue Church of All Nations.

Two other engineers are also standing trial over the collapse of a seven-storey guest house belonging to Prophet TB Joshua's church, which claimed the lives of 87 South Africans.

The two engineers, Akinbela Fatiregun and Oladele Ogundeji and the registered trustees of synagogue church of all nations are facing 111 counts which includes involuntary manslaughter.

The judge adjourned the matter to 3 June.