Oil companies and emergency relief agencies are to be issued with bench warrant to appear on Monday before the Lagos Coroner making inquest into the ill-fated Dana aircrash of June 3, 2012, at Iju-Ishaga, Lagos.
The Coroner, Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe, stated this while responding to the submission made by Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) whose law firm, Falana and Falana Chambers, petitioned the Lagos State Chief Coroner, Justice Lateefat Okunnu, for an inquiry into the incident.
Those to be issued with bench warrant include Red Cross Society of Nigeria, Conoil Plc, and Total Nigeria Limited.
At the resumed sitting of the inquest yesterday, Falana had reminded the coroner that some oil companies and agencies that had been served with summons were yet to appear before it.
Falana suggested that the police be ordered to investigate those people that died on the ground, pointing out that it was not the responsibility of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).