DMGS building collapse: Review panel of enquiry – Lawyers tell Soludo 

Team of legal practitioners has asked Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State to review the panel of enquiry constituted to review the recent collapse of Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) Centenary building. 

In a letter sent to the Governor on behalf of the DMGS Old Boys and Diocese on the Niger, the team led by Barr Nnamdi Ibegbu, SAN, urged the governor to withdraw two members of the Panel.

The lawyers named the two members as Prof Akaolisa Ezeagu, chairman of the Panel and Engr. Sir Victor Meju, a key member of the panel, alleging they were reported to have made prejudiced comments and publications following the ugly incident.

They expressed worry that the public and the Diocese might not get fair hearing with the duo who had demonstrated manifest bias and unprofessionalism on the matter being members of the Panel.

They further informed the Governor that the identified members of the Panel acted unprofessionally, expressing doubts about their ability to provide unbiased decision in the Panel.

“We urge the Governor, most respectfully to withdraw the two persons from the panel or in the alternative the two persons be allowed to honorably recuse themselves from the panel, so that natural justice, equity, good conscience and fairness shall prevail in the deliberation and report of the panel,” the letter read.

Applauding Soludo for setting up the panel to investigate both immediate and remote causes of building collapses in parts of the state, the team expressed confidence that the initiative would assist in ensuring utmost professionalism in the construction sector in the state.

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