The collapse of the SCOAN building that claimed over 100 lives was not an accident but a controlled demolition, according to the Homicide department of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti.
The head, Homicide Investigation and Crime Scene Management at Panti, DSP Olusola Agoyi, made this known at the sitting of the coroner, Magistrate O.A. Komolafe.
Agoyi, in his testimony, said the speed and the rate at which the Synagogue building caved in, coupled with some dust-like smoke that followed were peculiar elements seen only in a building felled by controlled demolition.
He said, “My Lord, when you use chemical or electronic device to bring down a building, it is controlled demolition.“I found out from the CCTV that the rate and the speed of the fall of the building within seconds was just like that of a controlled demolition.”
“Aside that, the CCTV 3 captured some dust-like smoke coming out of the collapsed building.” Further lending weight to his claim, Agoyi referred the coroner to the oral account of one of the 34 survivors that he said were interviewed in the course of his intelligent findings.