The Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State capital, has adjourned the ruling on the prohibition suit initiated by the Registered Trustees of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), alongside its Founder, Prophet Temitope Joshua, till March 6.
The Court, presided over by Justice Lateefat Okunnu, adjourned to the 6th of March to rule whether or not the coroner is a juristic personality.
The Judge, who was supposed to rule on Tuesday, raised the issue of whether or not the coroner could be sued or not.
She stated the outstanding issue that needed to be clarified before she could give her ruling on the matter, noting that the councils should file their process on the issue within two days.
Meanwhile at the Synagogue coroners’ inquest going on at the Coroners Court, the Chief Security Officer of SCOAN, Sunday Okoji, gave testimony as to whether or not the Statutory respondents were at the crash site all through the period.
The coroner adjourned the suit till the March 6 for continuation of inquest.
Court Earlier Set Aside March 3, 2015 For Ruling
Meanwhile, the same court had earlier set aside March 3, 2015 as the day to deliver ruling on the prohibition suit.
The Judge arrived at the decision, shortly after lead counsel to SCOAN, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), replied on point of law to the arguments raised by lawyer to the Lagos State Government before the court.
The suit was instituted against the Lagos State Coroners Court sitting in Ikeja, and the Chief Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe, who was presiding over the court.
Specifically, SCOAN wanted the court to stay further proceedings of the inquest and suspend further actions on Joshua’s invitation to appear to give evidence before it, pending the determination of his suit against Chief Magistrate Komolafe before the High Court.
SCOAN alongside its Founder had filed the suit pursuant to Order 40 Rule 5 of the High Court of Lagos State (Civil Procedure Rules) 2012 and signed by O.M Abimbola.