Tanzanian engineering expert, others query TB Joshua Coroners verdict

An engineering expert from Tanzania is the latest to question the verdict of Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe who presided over the inquest dealing with the collapse a building within The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) last year.

Dr Steven Asheri Ntoga, the dean of the Faculty of Engineering in Tanzania, stated that from his professional viewpoint, structural failure was not the cause of the fatal collapse.

“I am a civil engineer, a structural engineer and a material engineer,” Dr Ntoga explained in a YouTube video which shows him standing before the foundations of the ill-fated building within The SCOAN premises.

The Tanzanian university lecturer said that ‘British standards’ were used in the construction, adding that, the foundation was sufficiently strong for the size and weight of the building.

“This foundation itself is over-exaggerated, meaning that the interaction between this foundation base and the soil has been opened up so wide that even if the soil was of low strength, then actually, it will still have an excellent response,” he explained. “This is why, as you can see, the foundation itself is healthy.”

Ntoga, who was educated in Greece, described the steel used in the construction as having ‘the highest strength in the world’.

“With this kind of foundation, the building could go to even more than 12 stories,” he insisted, adding that the manner and speed in which the building fell suggested controlled demolition.

“This could only have been done as a preplanned arrangement by knowledgeable people like me who teach people how to demolish buildings,” he said.


Since the verdict, some Nigerians from different walks of life have also questioned the outcome of the inquiry.

Engineer Johnson Solomon, a Petro-chemical expert from Delta state observed that the ruling of the coroner appeared to be premeditated and jaundiced based on its refusal to take into consideration certain issues that suggested a possible sabotage.

“The outcome of the coroner is purely an expression of the magistrate’s ill-feelings against the ministry of Prophet T.B. Joshua,” he told newsmen in Effurun.

Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele, the founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, also stated his support for Joshua.

“The healing and miracles done by Joshua, just like any genuine man of God, will always have consequences, including attacks by dark forces,” the cleric told newsmen.

“The ways of God are a mystery to man, so it is difficult to reject Joshua’s explanation for the collapse. We should leave judgement to God, even as families of the dead have forgiven the church,” he added.

In the same vein, Senior Apostle Bamidele Ogunyemi of the Overcomers’ Evangelical Mission, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, noted that the coroner’s ruling seemed preplanned.

The cleric who said he had been attending the legal proceedings at the Lagos Court, submitted that the body language of the presiding magistrate from the first day of the inquest showed that he was biased against The SCOAN.

For Major General Mohammed Daura, a retired army officer from Kaduna, the coroner’s failure to dig deep into the aircraft theory posited by The SCOAN is an indication that the truth is being swept under the carpet.

“I am interested in this case because of the great things Prophet T.B. Joshua has been doing for the less-privileged all over the world, especially those from northern Nigeria,” he said.

According to Prophetess Nkiruka Omekagu, General Overseer of the Adonai Prophetic Ministries, “God’s wrath will fall on those who are trying to trouble the man of God”.

She stated that no amount of falsehood against a prophet of God can stand the test of time, adding that human judgment is limited and subject to error.

“Prophet T.B. Joshua remains a Christian role model worthy of emulation, so why is he being haunted for doing good to people,” she questioned.

Meanwhile, The SCOAN has rejected the verdict of the coroner on the grounds that it is unreasonable, one-sided and biased.

Ihechukwu Njoku, a freelance journalist resides in Warri, Nigeria

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6 thoughts on “Tanzanian engineering expert, others query TB Joshua Coroners verdict

  1. ttandajehova

    Ephesians 1:11
    11. All things are done according to God’s plan and decision and God chose us to be his own people in union with Christ because of his own purpose based on what he had decided from the very beginning. 12 Let us then , who were the first hope in Christ praise God’s glory!

    I salute the beloved children, the families, the victims, the relatives, the friends and the loved ones of the Martyrs of Faith for your courage and strength and for hoping in Jesus Christ who is our faithful Savior. May the good Lord Jesus Christ continue to manifest his unchangeable love to us.
    The Holy Bible is informing us that all things are done according to God’s plan and decision and he chose us to be his own in union with Jesus Christ, because of his purpose based on what he had decided from the very beginning. That is: God had also chosen us to be his own and he had predestined us according to his plan, who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will. So that we, are the first to hope in Christ. and praise God’s glory.
    If we remain faithful to him, trust him and believe him our Creator has planned something better for us. God Almighty has done so many wonders He has made many wonderful plans for us. He will accomplish what he has planned and he will fulfill what he has promised. He has spoken in his Living Word and it will be done.
    Our Heavenly Father is not a man who lies and he is not like a man who changes his mind. The good Lord Jesus Christ planned to prosper us and to help us to overcome our trials and become victorious for his glory.
    What ever good things he promises his children he does. He speaks and it is done. What he has planned for us will happen. What he has determined to do will be done. And when the good and faithful God blesses us we cannot change it. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.
    For everything which he does to his children is permanent. His plans stand firm for ever and the purpose of his heart through all the generations.
    The Lord looks down from heaven and he sees all mankind. From his dwelling-place he watches all who live on earth. He forms all our thoughts and he knows everything we do.
    We need to persevere so that when we have done the will of Almighty God we will receive what he promised us. Let us not throw away our confidence in Christ, because it will be richly rewarded. For our Heavenly Father is good and he is a loving Father.
    The Lord Almighty will give us the desire of our hearts and make all our plans succeed if we ask him in faith and if we ask him according to his will. And we will praise him and rejoice, because we will be victorious and we will lift up our banner in the name of Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that the glorious Almighty God be gracious to us and grant all our request.
    The noble man makes noble plans and by noble deeds he stands. That is: an honorable person acts honestly and stands firm for what is right. Prosperity and good things will be rewarded to his children and righteous people.
    The compassionate and merciful Heavenly Father loves you without measure and his love endures forever and there is nothing which can separate you from his love.
    A good and a true relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and with his faithful Father, wins favor from him who made us.


  2. Mary karanja

    May God vindicate the man of God prophets TB Joshua. We are not happy that people died,
    but it is bad to think that the man of God,
    whom God is using to heal the world is responsible. May God expose and disgrace those behind it ;
    In Jesus name amen


  3. Lasisi O.B

    It was obvious from the first day of the incidence that the Government was more concern in playing politics than help healed wounds inflicted by the unfortunate incidence. The so called ‘government rescue team’ who were supposedly at the site to help save life had no single equipment to facilitate such mission. They were busy given press interviews right from the first day with several conflicting statements. The judgement of the coroner is not in any way different, from the rescuers who went outside the jurisdiction of their mandate of ”helping to saving”, to pronounce and adduce reasons for cause of collapse barely within the first 24hrs of the incidence. Certainly, the coroner can not conclude on what cause the collapse without it proving that a Military can not make a building to fall like pack of cards. For some of us who had the privileged of been at the site during rescue operation and who have knowledge of building engineering construction it was evident that the collapse was not as a result of material failure. The load applied by the hydraulic equipment used in breaking left over of the columns and beams was over 31.4N/mm2. for purpose of design concrete grade 20N/mm2 to 25N/mm2 would certainly have been used for design of columns and pad foundations. Isolated Pad foundation was used with ground beam linking one pad to another serving as tie beam. The effectiveness of this was seen in the fact that bases of the isolated pad were still lying horizontal with no any evidence of tilting. Furthermore, it shows clearly the failure was not as a result of subsidence or wedge failure of of subsoil that could be caused by excessive share force as no sign of heaving occasioned by induced stress. To attribute failure to design or contractor is the cheapest conclusion any lay person can make. But we all know that when an extraneous force is applied to building structures it would come down, such is the case in earth quake movement, when a projectile whose propelling force is greater than design consideration,cyclone,excessive wind,bomb etc.Newtons First law clearly shows that: 1” Everybody continues in its state of rest or uniform motion except compelled by an external force” in the case the building was in static equilibrium and it would require a strike force or dynamic loading to set the building into simple harmonic motion which is not a consideration conventional building designs. The presence of the military plane and the fact that it hovered around the building 3-4 times can actually set a drag centrifugal force which could be high enough to set the building into simple harmonic motion and ultimately lead to collapse. We also know that military planes are usually fitted with lethal devices some of which could be non heat remitting laser devices. The argument of lack of burns as means of eliminating implosion is not acceptable. Direct target non heat emitting lethal device could conveniently pulverize the concrete around set of external columns and once 15% of the columns is so affected the building would behave in the manner it did. The pulverization could also explain the huge dust and fumes. Coroner Kolawole would have been humble enough to advise the government to seek international advice on eliminating the likelihood of the plane causing the collapse before given his one sided judgement. ” Truth we all know has no colour, it is an amour of God to disgrace falsehood and it can never stand its place in space and time”
    Long Live Synagogue Church of All Nations
    Long Live Prophet T.B Joshua
    Long Live Partners All Over The World



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