The Coroner investigating the collapse of a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Ikotun Lagos, yesterday (Thursday, October 16, 2014) visited the scene of the incident, requesting victims’ familes to come for identification or risk mass burial.
The Coroner Judge, Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe said, “We want to be able to identify all the victims because those bodies will not be released to their relatives if we cannot identify them. They will be given mass burial, which is not appropriate.”
However, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, counsel to the church responded, “I think on the issue of identification of the corpses, we do not need any blood sample. If the families can come and identify the bodies, there is no need for blood samples.”