Building Collapse: Five (5) Spurious Lies against T.B Joshua’s Ministry


Prophet T.B Joshua

Few days after the September 12th, 2014 building collapse at the premises of the Synagogue, Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Lagos, Nigeria. There were a lot of conspiracy theories by both government agencies and the press, made-up to mislead the international community and tarnish the reputation of Prophet T.B Joshua and SCOAN. Hearty effort by T.B Joshua’s ministry to rescue the collapse victims, assist the survivals and take care of the deceased families was not acknowledged, rather, they were raising false alarms against the Church, saying, Prophet T.B Joshua must be held responsible for the collapse and be arrested.

Classic evidences from the church’s CCTV footage that showed the manner of the building collapse and photograph evidences from a south African eyewitness that captured the mysterious plane, were downplayed by government agencies and the international media; those evidences have now being classified as ‘conspiracy-theories’ by propagandist desperately making moves to cover-up the SCOAN guest house attack and threat to prophet T.B Joshua’s life.

All the same, we have compiled and want to list out some of the lies now known to be deceitfully fabricated by government agencies and the press to mislead the general public and cause doubt on the position of the church that the building collapse was an attack.

1. Some days after the terror attack on SCOAN guest house, a false report was published by the international media quoting the General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LSBCA), Mrs. Abimbola Animashahun Odunayo. She was mentioned to have said that her agency had sealed off the SCOAN guest house days before it collapsed and that the church ignored warnings from the agency to stop construction work on the guest house. This untrue report was a cheap lie because there was no time LSBCA served the church a quit notice to stop construction or seal the building. The truth was that, all letters and contravention notices sent to the church by LSBCA were sent Four to five days after the building had already collapsed. This particular misinformation from the media forced SCOAN to quickly release a press statement to debunk the falsehood.

2. Government rescue agencies came to the collapse site ill-equipped; the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), but went on air to lie to the international community that SCOAN delayed them from entering the site to rescue the collapse building victims. They also alleged that the church members were hostile to them and that the church was not cooperative with them in the rescue operation.

This deception by NEMA and LASEMA, both government agencies was widely published by local and international media prompting a massive outcry from the public hence; unkindly calling for the arrest of T.B Joshua and accusing the church of trying to do cover-up, but the church kept silent and was busy keeping records on the truth. T.B Joshua always says, “No matter how long a lie is sustained, truth will someday prevail” and indeed truth prevailed. CCTV footage presented to the coronal court by SCOAN Chief Security officer and testimonies from other agencies that help with the rescue operation shows that SCOAN did not hinder NEMA/LASEMA from doing their job, but it was SCOAN that spearheaded the rescue operation. The church hired rescue experts and heavy-duty equipment and also provided 11 emergency ambulances that were used to convey victims to the hospitals. Both NEMA/LASEMA that were raising false alarm, came to the collapse site ill-equipped, they were busy taking pictures and conducting interview when people were still trapped under the rubble.

3. As NEMA/LASEMA where busy spreading their version of lies to the international community. A journalist name Mr. Nicholas Ibekwe came next on the scene with his accusation of bribe. Mr. Ibekwe who was on a secret mission to SCOAN, recorded a press conferences Prophet T.B Joshua publicly held with a number of journalists and went on social media to announce to the world that he has proof of Prophet T.B Joshua offering journalist bribe of N50, 000 Naira each to publish reports on the collapsed building on his favor. This accusation by Mr. Ibekwe caused a divided public opinion; he then went on to upload an audio clip he alleged was the proof of Joshua offering the bribe. To the disappointment of those who were already calling for the crucifixion of Prophet T.B Joshua, the audio clip did not prove anything; it become obvious the obsessed journalist was simply making a big deal out of the generosity of Prophet T.B Joshua. Here is the link to his alleged bribing proof and a responds by a freelance journalist.

4. During the time witnesses where being called upon to testify in the coronal inquest setup by the Lagos state government to uncover the circumstances and cause of the collapsed guest house, there was a misleading report that was widely published by the international press. The report incorrectly quoted Professor John Obafunwa, a pathologist who led other pathologist in carrying out tests to determine the cause of death of victims of the collapse guest house. The professor was alleged to have ruled out claims of an explosion as the cause of the building collapse, on the basis that none of the collapsed building victims had blast injuries. This deceptive report was intended to deride the position of the church that the collapse was an attack. However, Prof. Obafunwa disclosed that he was mainly concerned with the cause of death of the victims and not the cause of the collapse building and that it would be wrong and beyond his jurisdiction to probe into the cause of the building collapse.

Foundation of SCOAN collapsed building showed no sign of stress or strain

5. Lastly, when the incident just happened, the international community was made to believe that the foundation of the collapsed guest house was designed for just two (2) storey building and the addition of extra four (4) storey building, making a total of six (6) storey building, was done without re-enforcing the foundation of the guest house and this may likely be the possible reason the guest house collapse. This misleading report that was widely published was against the position of the church that the foundation of the building was actually design to carrying more than six (6) storey building. But as of recent, independent investigation done by local and international building experts including, families of the collapse victims on the site of the collapse building has shown that the foundation of the collapse guest house was strong enough to support more than 11 storey building and even till now, the foundation of the collapse guest house is still solid and intact; there is no sign of crack or stress on the foundation.

So far so good, time has continued to vindicate SCOAN and Prophet T.B Joshua from any wrong doing. Even the report that alleged SCOAN had no government approval from the collapsed building has being established to be technically untrue because the church has already paid over N20million naira to the Lagos state government for the building approval and the approval for the building was being processed when the guesthouse collapse.

The ill motive behind these spurious lies listed in the article has added to the already general suspicion that the collapse guesthouse was part of an elaborate plot by some group of powerful elite with influence in government and the world media to spark Prophet T.B Joshua’s ‘downfall’, for a reason best known to the plotters and we hope at the end of this turmoil, justice takes its cause.

We also want to use this opportunity to wish the Prophet, T.B Joshua HAPPY 52TH BIRTHDAY!!!!

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6 thoughts on “Building Collapse: Five (5) Spurious Lies against T.B Joshua’s Ministry

  1. Iness Simwawa

    SCOAN IS LIGHT ON EARTH. HENCE DARKNESS WILL ALWAYS ACT AGAINST SCOAN.
    AT THE END TIME, THERE WILL BE VICTORY IN SCOAN BECAUSE OF THEY ARE SAVING SOULS THAT ARE AFLICTED BY ASULTS OF THE ENERMY. SCOAN, KEEP UP WITH THE SAME SPIRIT OF RESPONDING TO GOD,S WORD. PROPHET TB JOSHUA, GOD HAS A GREAT REWARD FOR YOU. ALL THE BELIEVERS LOVE YOU.
    INESS

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  2. Oliphant Deborah

    Good morning, no matter how you can hide the truth and twist it, it will always be revealed one day. I am a south African I fully stand by Prophet TB Joshua because I know what happened to the building, God revealed it to me a day before it happened. I always believe that those who are of this world will talk against the prophet but those who are not of this world will look at this issue with eyes of the Lord. The prophet is not of this world hence the hatred towards him. So I am not surprised when people of this world are against him. But God is on his side, and that is why he remain standing and we stand by him forever. AMEN

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  3. ttandajehova

    GOOD MORNING
    OUR KEEPER
    Mathew 25: 34
    Then the King will say to the people on his right. Come you that are blessed by my Father Come and possess the kingdom which has been prepared for you ever since the creation of the world.

    My salute to the beloved children, the survivors, the relatives the loved ones and the friends of the Martyrs of Faith for your courage, strength and hope in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Everlasting King is saying to you. Those who are on the right. You are blessed by his Father and he is inviting you to come and possess the kingdom which he has prepared for you ever since the creation of the world
    The Holy Bible is advising us that: The Everlasting King the Wonderful Counselor will say to those on the right come you who are blessed by my Father take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of this world.
    The Lord Almighty who is Our Keeper and who is our Savior is merciful, he is compassionate and he is the greatest comforter.
    May the good Lord Almighty keep watching over you and manifest his love which endures forever, his love which he showed to a thousand generations. May the good Lord bless you care for you and keep you. And may he make his face shine upon you and gracious to you. May the Lord Almighty look on you with favour and give you peace. The wonderful Jesus Christ promised give us perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in him. May he bless you in the city and in the country and wherever you are. The fruit of your womb will be blessed and he will bless you with abundant crops and with many cattle and sheep. The Lord Almighty will bless your corn crops and the food you prepare and he will bless everything you do. The Lord your God will bless your work. The Lord will defeat our enemies when they attack you. They will attack from one direction, but they will run away from you in all directions. Our faithful Lord Almighty will keep us from all harm, he will watch over our lives. The Lord your God will make us his own people as he has promised and he will never forsake us. May the good Lord Almighty restore us and make his face shine upon us so that we may be saved.
    May the good and faithful Lord Almighty keep us safe from wilful sins and not to let them rule over us so that we will be blameless and innocent of great transgression. We must keep our life pure by obeying and love the Living Word of God with all our heart, with all our souls, with all our strength and with all our mind. .
    Since the Holy Spirit has given us life: he must also control our lives. Let us keep in step with the Spirit. And those of us who belong to the Lord Jesus Christ we will enjoy his presence.
    The Lord Jesus Christ is able to keep us from falling and to present us before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy. To the only God our Savior Father through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, might, power and authority, before all ages now and forever more.
    May the amazing grace and the abundant love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you now and forever more. In Jesus Christ name

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  4. Martha Mahlalela

    Soon God will go to them and you will no,,,as a survivor of that incident I have strong believe that ,lies never overcome the truth,,,,as for PROPHET TB JOSHUA he will remain clean and clear like water running from the tap ,,,GOOD MORNING,,,,EMMANUEL …..

    MARTHA

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  5. Abeba hawaz

    1st I thank God Almighty for his dynamic protection of his servant Prophet T B Joshua. what contribution he has T B Joshua 4 the colapsed build it is not his wish instead to feel what happens why u throw stone to the man of God really very sad u Nigerian people pls respect the man of God he is the sorse of in come 4 Nigeria he is the father of many poor people he is very genres more than all this he a prophet called by God . u respect ur boss in the office how come

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