TB Joshua’s critics seemed to be having a brilliant time with the verdict of The Coroner in Lagos early this month recommended the prosecution of the church owned by Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua and the contractors handling the project.
Various reactions have dawdled in the wake of the ruling, some applauding the judge for proving no one is above the law and others accusing the Lagos judicial system of being ‘biased’ and scoring a pre-planned ‘script’ to paint Joshua’s name black.
Many would recall the continuous threats of arrest at TB Joshua by the coroner for not turning up to court should consider that the initial purpose of the inquest was to determine the cause and manner of the collapse. How does summoning TB Joshua to court fall in line with this purpose? We at TB Joshua Fans UK classed it as spiteful. Was he an eyewitness to the incident or what?
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.
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.
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.
Tawia, a self-proclaimed ‘structural engineer’ from Ghana and clearly a fan of the controversial cleric, posted a YouTube clip vehemently disagreeing with the outcome of the probe, insisting that it ‘defies logic itself’. He initially draws attention to the collapse of a building in Siberia, Russia this week which led to the deaths of 23 soldiers, an incident which occurred because of structural defaults. He noted that a building which fell due to structural failures would bear a hallmark of ‘leaving some parts intact or still standing’, as was the case of the Russian disaster.
Replaying the infamous clip of the guesthouse within The SCOAN collapsing in a manner of seconds, the engineer points out the huge emission of dust which he terms ‘a reaction of the chemicals meeting the concrete’.
“Everything within the building turned to dust,” he stated, showing other short clips of ‘controlled demolitions’ which fell in a similarly symmetrical fashion, also accompanied by a huge billowing of dust.
“I hold a strong-willed opinion that this is not a case of PROSECUTION by the Lagos State Government but rather PERSECUTION against Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Church worldwide,” Tawia wrote, adding that it was ludicrous the coroner’s verdict did not even have any reference to the CCTV footage of the incident.
“We will not allow truth to be swept under the carpet by the Lagos State judicial system,” he concluded, submitting that video evidence unequivocally pointed to ‘sabotage’.
Contrary to critic opinion, Joshua did not fail to foresee the disaster that befell his church building. He spoke prophetically in parable during his first address on his return from Colombia saying; ““…If you learnt that they bomb here now one of you would be the first to call CNN that they have bombed the synagogue …I’ve been telling you something far, but now I’m telling you something as close as my mouth”. . As close as his mouth meant his very own life. Those who insinuate that Joshua did not foresee the disaster are badly misinformed.
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.
We at TB Joshua Fans UK, would continue to stand firmly by TB Joshua and his ministry.