TB Joshua answers question on the present challenges the world is going through:
QUESTION: Sir, why do we have a terrible time like this?
ANSWER: “You know I am not a politician. I just have to give you as the Spirit gave me because I received this message four days ago from the Holy Spirit. World leaders and scientists know what they are doing; they know what is happening. That is why they keep promoting fear and panic. Before coronavirus, there were deaths – but they never mentioned the number of deaths to us. Now, we begin to count the number of ‘death’ instead of counting the number of ‘life’.
“They know the gravity of the situation. The whole thing has to do with error in advanced technology. You know, I am not a scientist. The whole thing has to do with error, mistake in advanced technology. Now innocent people are dying, especially the elderly. Nothing is worth the blood of innocent souls, innocent people. There is no acceptable excuse for doing this.
“Now we have seen what it means to be locked down in a ‘concentration camp’. This is an opportunity for our world leaders, our scientists to look at the trouble spots in the world, e.g., Syria so that the displaced people can return to their countries. If not, I am seeing God’s anger. Let us abide by what the Bible says in 2 Chronicles 7:14. I am a minister of God; I am not a politician. I should not go too far from my profession. I should not speak what God has not asked me to say. I will leave the rest but I will let you know what is to come.” – TB Joshua
Across the world today Sunday 22, March 2020 the gathering of different peoples from the diverse religious and ethnic background is being missed at the Synagogue, Church of all Nations (SCOAN). The cost to the international community is huge because of the healing, teaching, prophecy, counselling, fellowship, etc, that goes on at the SCOAN Arena of Liberty. Distant viewers, sick people in various hospital beds, prisoners, families and other communities, especially where open evangelism is disallowed, have combined as a great overflow Church under SCOAN. We must attend to them and Emmanuel.tv partners must note this area.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has locked down cities, nations, and their economic, causing fear and panic, creating new social concepts like social isolation and social distancing, is responsible. Prophet TB Joshua has taken to educating the public on the pandemic a lot earlier and prophesying its eventual end. But a faithless and unbelieving generation like our generation would prefer to think that they are in charge to run our lives. The result of government orders, without putting the opinion of God as a basis, can often be misleading, creating fear, panic and killing more people.
There are various Sunday Assemblies, religious and non-religious gatherings around the world today. For example, Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans in January 2013 in London, England founded a non-religious Sunday Assembly gathering mostly for people who want a similar communal experience to a religious church. They probably hated the Church and wanted their world. In Nigeria and many other communities, Muslims gather on Sunday. These gatherings should be affected by the coronavirus following government orders. We know that our prophet TB Joshua is law-abiding and would normally comply with Civic orders excepting those directly affecting our faith in Christ Jesus like in the days of Daniel.
Nevertheless, the Sunday Gathering is not man-made but very scriptural. For example in 1 Corinthians 16: 2, “On the first day of the week, each of you should set aside some income and save it to the extent that God has blessed you so that a collection will not have to be made when I come”. Even concerning the so-called coronavirus, many hands are working to eradicate the pandemic. The prophets, pastors, and others must be allowed to pray along. Those of us in mathematical sciences we are studying the model of transmission using an index to locate those with direct or indirect contacts. Perhaps it is the Church that should play its role in the society for which many governments have lost trust in.
For Prophet TB JOSHUA and SCOAN, we expect normality in service but without the usual crowd where the entire world will be their overflowing assemblies. The point is that people in the society have placed more confidence in SCOAN of TB Joshua than on their respective governments. A “Live Service” may help the sick, the fearful, the lonely, the rejected and the hopeless. The point is that there is power backing the Word coming out of the mouths of holy men and women working in the SCOAN, and of course in all living Church of Christ. We must work consciously on these overflowing gatherings that put their faith on Christ through SCOAN, whether or not there is a coronavirus.
Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
The prophet has answered some question concerning his declaration on the coronavirus epidemic, he stated that people are profiting from the situation at hand and that the effect of the epidemic will be felt throughout the year.
Below is the transcript on the questions and answers released on the SCOAN official social media pages:
QUESTION – Prophet TB Joshua, what shall we call this period we are in – where you cannot give your neighbour a handshake, you cannot cough in public, travel to Jerusalem or Mecca for pilgrimage has been prohibited, people no longer share the Holy Communion cup, Pope Francis is performing Mass through video, many churches are holding services online, universities such as Harvard have closed, in many countries there are no gatherings of people more than ten and even President Trump said the situation is “not under control”. What can you say?
ANSWER – Don’t forget what Jesus said to His disciples, to Simon Peter in Luke 22:32 – “I pray your faith will not fail.” It is a prophetic word. Jesus was prophesying about what was to come – a time like this. He knew something was coming that would challenge our faith, that would take the faith from many, that would stop people from worshipping. But I don’t see anything to panic about because Jesus said in John 16:33 – “In this world, you will have tribulation – but cheer up; I have overcome the world.”
Don’t forget what I said at the beginning of the year – “Work of God – people will be getting tired this year because the work of God is not by power and might; because of so many challenges, tribulations and burdens they will not be able to bear.” Real faith thrives on a test. If there was nothing serious in the past to test our faith, here is something to test our faith in a unique way – a real situation. What an opportunity to grow in faith, in our relationship with God! What can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:38-39)? Can the coronavirus? Can death? Nothing! As 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can bear.
QUESTION – You said the voice of the coronavirus will be silenced by the end of this month but President Trump said it may linger until July or August. For re-emphasis, we want to hear from you again because there is so much fear and panic.
ANSWER – I say again – it is the remnants we are seeing. The real coronavirus is gone. What we are seeing now are the remnants. But what the coronavirus has caused – economic backlash, fear – will linger until the end of the year.
QUESTION – How do we overcome fear?
ANSWER – What is fear? How do you define fear? Fear means you are not in line with God, you are not with God. Fear exposes the level of our relationship with God. Fear exposes the kind of relationship we have with our Creator – God. Fear exposes who we serve, who we believe. Fear means we are not serving God with all our hearts. Fear means we are not such in heart. The opening of the eyes of our faith will be the silencing of our fears.
QUESTION – What are we to expect at the end of this month?
ANSWER – I have said it! How many times do you want me to say it? How many times do you want to hear it?
QUESTION – But are we to continue with the coronavirus?
ANSWER – The name of God has always been used for possible things – but faith is for impossible things. We are using God’s name for possible things, not impossible. People’s lives have been like this. This coronavirus has only exposed us. Our challenges determine where we are spiritually. Challenges reveal the true condition of man’s heart. Challenges reveal where we belong. Remember, faith is for impossible things.
QUESTION – If I may be clear, you said the voice of coronavirus will be silenced by the end of this month. Are we right?
ANSWER – Well, I will not blame you, because you live by what you see and what you hear. I am telling you what is to come. Thank God you cannot change it, because people are profiting from the situation at hand.
If all of us are subject to one another in true love and being clothed with humility then the prophecy of prophet TB Joshua of SCOAN ought to be good news because our God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.
It is said that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and before honour is humility. If this is also our social condition then we know humility will produce promotion and honour. A year of humility will turn out to produce the best in us, growing us in God’s designed path and plans for our different communities.
It is, therefore, becoming very clear that prophet TB Joshua is talking about a change that comes from being humbled; a humbling change forced down on a proud community of people. The society will be humbled and individuals will be humbled to produce the desired people God would want. A change that is directed by God may not be an easy path to travel in a society walking and living on a path of impunity. In the Bible people were in their comfort zones and all of a sudden, God brought about a humbling change that guided their lives onto a completely new path.
Noah was asked to build a huge ship in the desert, Abraham was asked to leave his comfort zone to an unknown destination, Joseph forced out of the warm arms of his loving father into slavery, and countless others including Peter asked to abandoned his fishing profession to becoming an Apostle of Jesus Christ. It’s only God Himself that can lead us through by enforcing His divine will on a society bent only on self domination.
For people not familiar with prophecy, and confusing same with scientific prediction or forecasting, a little-noted may be needed. The purpose of both prophecy and prediction is the same. Each goes out to tell what will happen in the future. However, their source of authority for this information is very different. Whereas prophecy relies on the authority of God-given information prediction is based on man’s ability to determine what may happen in the future. Prediction is sometimes right but often wrong because it depends on men and the volatile environment. On the other hand, a true prophecy is never wrong because it always carries the authority of God’s truth and character. We appreciate prophet TB Joshua for being concerned in a world where people don’t seem to care nor value things of God such as praying, teaching or prophesying.
Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
The man of God in the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Lagos Nigeria needs no much introduction. He is a leading teacher of people, a prophet that is changing our perception the right way on prayers and evangelism. Every week thousands of people across the globe come to hear him and to be healed or to be delivered. They go back to their different countries and communities telling how good Nigeria is and how desirable it is to visit the Prophet in the SCOAN.
In the world today, over 50% of the world population has not been reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in some places in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. They are pursuing different kinds of religions. China, India, and all Arabs are amongst the major countries where few or none have heard about Christ.
The recent effort of SCOAN and Emmanuel TV to hold crusades in many countries has the potential of reaching the non-evangelised world populations. The problem getting to these groups is made more complex by their respective domestic governments, many of whom placed an embargo on the Word (Bible) circulation. This is where SCOAN’s evangelical approach is very crucial and significant.
Prophet TB Joshua’s continuous teaching on “I believe help my unbelief” is also appropriate at this time. Many are wondering why their ministries are not as effective in so many aspects like healing, miracles, or the others like seen always in SCOAN.
His teaching has helped a number of us on how to pray, and what to pray for. We recall that in seeking the Lord’s help, a man came to Jesus once, fell to his knees weeping, and said, “I believe; help my unbelief” (Mark 9:24). The man’s request, startling in its paradoxical phrasing, is quite thought-provoking. How can a man say he believes and at the same time asks for help in overcoming unbelief? Jesus had just returned from the mount of transfiguration when He came upon a large crowd surrounding His disciples. An argument was taking place, and people were stirred up. Jesus asked what was going on, and a man from the crowd explained that the disciples had been trying to cast a demon out of his son but had failed in their attempt.
Many individuals and congregations have been trying on their own but have no success story big as we have in SCOAN. Remember too that our prayer is that Prophet TB Joshua will still have more anointing to do more exploit for Jesus, despite the mighty work we are already witnessing. Yes, we pray for more anointing on him and every member of his team. Nevertheless, Emmanuel TV and partners must daily work for improvement, especially to circumvent systemic government efforts from blocking the Gospel of Jesus Christ getting to every corner of the globe.
Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin Nigeria.
If you plant in love, you will reap love because there is no giving in truth without receiving. What do you have? We are expected to give to God everything He has given us – I mean, all our substance – our time, strength, loyalty, money and every good thing the Lord has given us – and we shall receive, in return, an abundant blessing. Let us not love in words alone but also in deed and truth. When we love in deed, we are planting seeds that would return unto us a harvest of whatever love we expressed. God expects our best because He gives us His best (John 3:16). God has a Son. He planted Him in the earth to produce a family. Today, millions are born again through this Seed.
When we give, it makes us like unto God, who gives to all and receives from none. We should know that whatever blessing God has given us is meant to be replanted for a bigger harvest. We always reap the same kind of seed we plant, just as we always reap more than we plant:
Love for God’s sake and be loved.
Help for God’s sake and be helped.
Be kind for God’s sake and receive kindness.
Show mercy for God’s sake and receive mercy.
Give and receive more of whatever you give.
Sow and reap more of whatever you plant.
Job did not despair at his situation because though it looked like a misfortune, yet it was not. As Christians, our situation may look, may seem painful, yet it is not, because it is not unto death but to the glory of God. The situation you are facing may be to save your life or to prevent you from certain mishaps. It could be an accident or an implication – for example, a case of an innocent man who was caught in the company of his robber friends and was eventually executed. If a pain in the head had kept him back at home on that fateful day, little would he have known that the pain was to preserve him from being implicated.
Let me tell you a short story about my life. When I was younger, I was busy licking my thumb. My parents did everything to stop me from sucking my thumb without success – because the sucking of my thumb had already become my second nature. This kept me to myself. My thumb was my only friend, no one else was. Because of this, I was isolated by my mates. It was this isolation that preserved me for what I am today. This means, isolation can also preserve one. Apostle Paul said, ‘I am content with weakness for Christ’s sake’. Why should anyone be content with weakness for Christ’s sake? This is because His strength is made manifest in our weakness.
A good example of this is David’s encounter with Goliath. The weakness of David made manifest the strength of God. The weakness of David was what demonstrated the strength of God. If David had matched up strength to strength, weapon to weapon, stature to stature with Goliath, the glory of God would not be made manifest in his defeat of Goliath. In our weakness, the strength of God is made manifest. When we are weak, it is then that the strength of the hand that is protecting us would be made manifest in our victory.
We are all connected to one another in a way too fundamental to be explained away in a single sentence:
The mouth needs words, The ears need sounds, The eyes need a view, The feet need to go places.
Though the body of man is composed of many members, its workings are informed and influenced by one concern, in the spirit of one purpose. In other words, we need one another for our wholeness and completeness. I am not complete without you, neither are you without me. In essence, we depend on others to succeed in our respective callings. No one can succeed alone. Jesus knew this; that was why He had disciples.
We need good, inspired and informed people to make it in our respective callings. The medical doctor cannot say he does not need the soldier. What of when external forces invade the community? The soldier cannot say he does not need the medical doctor. What of when he is wounded in battle?
I am because you are, just as you are because I am. I mean you depend on me; I depend on you. The whole creation of the universe is based on this symbiotic essence. Just as the way God has designed the workings of the human society, so He has planned the way the different individuals can contribute to the well-being of their fellow brothers.
“If you make an excuse for sin, your sin will not be excused. What is an excuse? An excuse is a reason whether genuine or fake, given to explain or defend your wrongdoing. Today, we blame our situation on others. Man always shifts his blame to someone else or to circumstances beyond his control. Many blame their situation on family background. Some would say, “I am poor because everyone in my family is poor”. If you make an excuse for being poor, your poverty cannot be excused.
“Remember, you are responsible for what you give your attention to, so it is unnecessary to blame your situation on anyone. In the same way, you are responsible for your own actions. Today, it is common for people to blame their failures on their family background whereas they attribute their success to their personal effort. If you attribute your success to your personal effort, you should also accept the blame for your failure. If you complain that you are poor because every member of your family is poor, remember, you are responsible for your poverty by your own actions or inactions, that is, by what you do or what you fail to do.
“For example, I found myself in a family background that irritated me in those early years of my life. I knew I would be blamed for what I gave my attention to. I knew I could change the situation, so I took a different direction in order to achieve a different solution by recognising that victory obtained through Christ was a past tense victory. I mean, it is victory assured. Rather than despair and blame my situation on family background, I began to be proud of my situation in order to feel Christ’s victory over me. I became content with my situation, knowing that my situation was redeemable through Christ and that, that redemption was a past tense redemption. I mean, redemption assured. Then I began to take God at His Word in order to have His way.
“Remember, no one is too good or too bad to qualify for His grace. Remember also that it was possible for me to have sat somewhere and begin to make excuses for my situation but I never did. Whatever I am today is a product of the conviction that victory through Christ is victory indeed. The rest is history.”
A stirring tale of glorious hope shining amidst the dark chasms of despair, of seperation and shame transfromed to unity and peace, of loneliness and homelessness replaced with life and love. Because God was involved…
Beyond the burdening, burgeoning bondage of homelessness, Mr Kefa Olatunji Taiwo had strayed slowly into the hazardous realms of hopelessness. At 60 years old, his family had scattered, any shred of dignity or self-worth left battered – his life in total tatters. Living in a bedraggled and dishevelled excuse for a shed, scantily assorted from stray aluminium and rotting wood, he had dwelt and dealt in the refuse grounds of Lagos, Nigeria for over three agonising years, surrounded by the repulsive stench of decay and debris, and the degrading stigma of a lunatic-like existence. Suicidal tendencies crept increasingly closer…
Living amidst the rubbish…
He suddenly halted before him, sensing something strange.“You are the one I am chasing.” Kefa looked up, astounded, dumbfounded. “Where is your family? Everybody is scattered in your home – and you are sleeping under the bridge, as an elderly man.” Extraodinary. His life-story unfurling uncannily from a man he had never encountered, a man he had never explained his predicament to. “You are getting old, an old man sleeping outside – and the family are scattered. Do you know where your problem comes from? This is what your mummy was telling you. The little money you had, you were going out – sometimes in the night you will not come home. You would take girlfriends. The little you had – you spent it just like that. This has destroyed you, destroyed your career.” How did he know? Whom had he told? “Something happened to you before this thing started. You met a mad woman – you never knew she’s a mad woman, and you slept with the woman. This is where the problem comes from. Today, when you sleep you see animals.” “Exactly, sir”
When Mr Taiwo walked dejectedly into The Synagogue, Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday 30th August, unbeknown to him was the unfolding of a divine design to break the chains of poverty and restore the bonds of unity within his crises-fraught family. The prophecy took him by surprise. It was so sudden, so direct, so precise. Pastor TB Joshua narrated his life to him, a brief 30 seconds of breath-taking revelation, a concise uncovering. As he was led through the beautiful sanctuary, a flame of hope licked within his veins. Could it be a way out had actually come?
Just imagine, just consider… what do you have to give?
The following week he stood again before the vast SCOAN auditorium, clips of his ‘home’ broadcast to the world live on Emmanuel TV. Evangelists had accompanied Taiwo to establish the veracity of the prophecy. The crowd gasped, beholding a dank wasteland with pigs scavenging among the filth, dirty infected water up to the knees, slime and grime at every turn. And a human being lived there, slept there, ate there, amidst the clutter and litter of decomposing garbage and gunk. “I’m useless,” the former furniture maker told the evangelists. “I just have to go and hide myself here when it is night. This is a shameful place, but I have no alternative – that’s why I have to stay here, living here as a mad man,” he said, explaining how local hoodlums had burnt his only property to ashes, forcing homelessness upon him.
Accompanied by his estranged wife and 11 children, all suffering a similar fate, Mr Taiwo watched on in reflective silence. “I believe if this man is helped, he will not go back to his past life – because he has tasted suffering and hardship,” said TB Joshua, addressing the whole congregation. “And I know if blessing comes now, he will be able to maintain it. Sometimes God uses foolish things. Don’t be surprised that among these children may be the president of tomorrow. Remember the past history, remember the heroes – many of them were raised from this kind of humble background,” he explained. “The first step is to get accommodation for the family, so we can bring the family together and let them live as one. To liberate these children, we must give them scholarships. And those who want to learn a skill – we will give them that opportunity.” The pastor, famed for his unrivalled and unbridled philanthropic works, explained that if the youths were left to themselves, they would probably end up in armed robbery or prostitution out of frustrations irrationalising influence. “Give them N300,000 and five bags of rice.”
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Tears of shock and joy escaped from beneficiaries and congregants alike. Never before had Kefa seen or touched such money. “I didn’t expect this. Thank you, sir,” he quibbled, words failing to form his heart-felt expressions of gratitude. “This is what we are born for, this is what we are to live for, this is what we are to die for,” smiled the prophet, ascribing all glory to God.
“Someone out there is waiting for you for a lifetime,” Joshua counselled the enthralled audience and viewers worldwide. “You cannot afford to fail them; failing them is failing God. Remember, God is speaking to you through them, saying: ‘They are fatherless, so that you can be their father.’ ‘They are lonely, so that you can be their companion.’ ‘They are in want, so that you can be their benefactor.’ ”
As article after article is published about Prophet T.B. Joshua in the wake of his tragic church building collapse, the prejudice and bias unashamedly displayed by the coroner and the media have finally compelled us to stay in a rented flat near the Ikeja High Court to make sure that I don’t miss any of the hearings to complete our investigative journalism.
Members of the public and other interested parties attending the hearing of the “TB Joshua collapsed building” inquest have voiced out their reservations about the BIASED MANNER in
which the magistrate seems to be handling proceedings at the inquest. Some of them who spoke to the TB Joshua Fans UK on conditions of anonymity complainant of the magistrate’s partial disposition. They observed that he was always visibly ruthless on witnesses who gave evidence which seemed to shore up the controlled demolition theory. Stella Wood said his character was suggestive of a calculated attempt by the state to persecute a particular party. You’ll recollect what TB Joshua said during his 3rd Sunday Service after the incident that is a group of people behind the collapse of the building, which has given us a clue to those involved in the orchestration of the SCOAN incident on the 12th Sept, 2014 Please read our previous post to see what we wrote about the “coroner”
The Director in charge of the Inspectorate and Compliance at Standard Organisation of Nigeria, Engineer Bede Obayi. According to him, iron rod samples taken for test at different laboratories showed that they were good and met the standard requirement. Engineer Obayi also expressed surprise about the speed at which the building collapsed, fueling speculations that the controlled demolition theory was indeed plausible.
“Candidly, I am surprised at the rate and speed the building collapsed. It’s quite unusual and I believe it should be investigated. I also admit that the result of the test conducted on the debris is suspect. Due to the technicality involved, our investigation is inconclusive. I was not involved in the observation neither did I participate in the conduct of the test. I don’t even know any of the people saddled with the responsibility of conducting the test. We went to test in three labs and the final reports indicated that most of the materials used in the Synagogue building met our standard requirements. All the sources used were also approved SON sources.”
You should have seen the face of the Coroner at this stage, when the statement made! If looks could kill Engineer Bede Obayi would have died in the witness box from the way he was looked by the coroner.
Police investigator, Olushola Agboyi, deputy superintendent of police, Homicide Section, Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos, disclosed this while testifying before the coroner’s inquest investigating the collapse. He said the saboteur who may have operated undetected could have used explosives or chemical substances to bring down the building.
The police officer said that his investigation revealed that the aircraft was on a circuit training mission and was flying very low. He, however noted that building collapse could have been an act of sabotage. Led in evidence by the Police counsel, Chukwu Agwu, the witness said he led the team that investigated the collapse and was also a member of the Federal Government’s panel.
At this juncture the following has been asked by a 90 year old resident of Ikotun Egbe and it requires answers.
When did a residential area become an air force training area?
I have lived here in Ikotun before the Lagos airport was built in 1969 and flight has flown over Ikotun from the East. Why did the jet come from the west?
Why flying over that particular building
My concern is the prejudiced media reports circulating within the public domain, intolerant headlines such as ‘Is TB Joshua about to be arrested?’ incensing a barrage of spiteful comments online. Why is it that such positive aspects of Joshua’s ministry have been sneakily excluded in the majority of news?.
Yes, T.B. Joshua is controversial, unconventional and unpredictable, but that is no reason for the media to add needless sensationalism to a story that is already tragic enough. This is not a time to debate Joshua’s authenticity,but to mourn with our brothers and sisters whose lives were lost.
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Abuja, Joshua Iginla, was reported to have released more shocking revelations during Sunday service at his church.
He told the congregation while praying that the September, the 12th Synagogue building collapse will soon repeat, itself, especially to key people in the ministry who are making mockery of T.B. Joshua, instead of offering him support in this hard time.
According to Encomium Weekly, Prophet Iginla was quoted saying:
“What happened at Synagogue that people are now pointing accusing fingers at T.B. Joshua should get ready because I see the same thing happening here and there, including so called people in the ministry who are supposed to stand by him. When it happens to them, they will now understand what really happened there. This is a prophetic word and I want you to write it down. I saw it and I was afraid. And that is why I have to say this now because what we don’t understand, let’s not understand it the hard way,”he stated.
Nigeria Christian body “CAN and PFN” are at loggerheads with TB Joshua over membership,
The Christendom in Nigeria is in a state of tatters, with all manner of hypocrisy, bad and very ugly stories emanating from the religious circle.; Nigerian Christian and Islamic leaders must accept the responsibility to reshape the direction of the country. It is because they live very far from the people that they do not feel for the poor. How many of the privileged pastors live in Ajegunle, Orile-Iganmu, Nyanya, Mararaba. No! They stay in high brow areas with security, palatial homes with modern gadgets for comfort, a drive round town in multi million jeep cars while the members of their flock are sick, distressed, harassed, go hungry and lack nutrition. Except TB Joshua we see feeding the poor, giving scholarships, and live in Ikotun, a suburb of Lagos State and known as one of the poor areas in Lagos. Of course, all fingers are not equal, surely there handful of good people out the that help the poor in the little way they can.
The religious leaders cannot always push the blame to government when they hide in their cocoon to commit all manner of atrocities. If only 30 men of God in Nigeria would behave like TB Joshua, one representing each state in Nigeria.
Editors Note:What we at TB Joshua Fans UK think about what happened and would like SCOAN to look into the visitors who lodged in that building that week. Possibly those that left that morning. We believes someone was used to place something in strategic spots in the building for the Jet to activate, thus making the building to collapse. The Coroner Oyetade Komolafe, CSP Haruna Alaba, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ikotun Police Station and all bodies looking into the cause of the building collapse must NOT rule out the presence of the JET.
This clearly shows that the Jet was used to activate whatever they must have placed in the building.
The airport is located on the east of the Church and flights that take off flies over the Church from the east at a higher a altitude, but the Jet that flew over the Church gust house on the 12th September, 2014 flew from the west.
An eyewitness told me; the first time the Jet flew over the building “It was about 60 foot gap from the building, the second time it was about 40 foot gap between the building and the Jet, the third time it came lower about 20 foot from the building the fourth time it came lower about 10 foot from the building.
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The Police on Thursday said it was still investigating the recent collapse of a guest house within the Synagogue Church of All Nations to ascertain whether it was due to sabotage. CSP Haruna Alaba, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ikotun Police Station, disclosed this while testifying before the Coroner’s Inquest into the cause of the collapse of the six-storey building.
Led in evidence by Mr Chukwu Agwu, the Police counsel, the DPO said that the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the building warranted the police to explore all possible angles. Alaba said after watching a video clip of controlled demolition of buildings shown on Emmanuel TV, he was of the opinion that the Synagogue incident could have been an act of sabotage.
According to him, with the low level of security awareness, it could have been possible for somebody to plant a bomb within the church’s premises. He said: “We are looking at possible sabotage and we are investigating that.”
The witness said the investigation was being conducted by DSP Olusola Agboyi from the Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, Lagos.
Alaba told the inquest presided over by Mr Oyetade Komolafe, that he could not remember whether the Bomb Disposal Unit visited the scene after the incident.
When cross examined by Mr Olalekan Ojo, the church’s counsel, the DPO said that on the day of the incident, the police got a distress call that an aircraft was flying low around the Ikotun area.
“My Lord, the aircraft was flying at a very low altitude. From Ikotun angle, we see aircrafts flying almost every day, but it is usually at a high altitude.
“However, this particular one was flying very low and that was why they called our control room,” the DPO added. 1
He said a few hours later, one of his officers assigned to the Synagogue Church called him that one of the buildings within the church had collapsed.
According to him, he immediately moved to the church with some officers and barricaded the two entrances to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation.
“On that day, people were confused. There was panic and that was why the police barricaded the entrances to the scene.
“The barricade was not to prevent or delay emergency response agencies from performing their duties,” he said.
CSP Haruna Alaba also debunked claims by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) that their officials were assaulted.
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He said both agencies came to the scene without an ambulance, adding that the church provided 11 ambulances while the Nigerian Red Cross Society and Life Savers provided one each.
Unlike the Nigeria media among TB Joshua enemies that publish so many lies on the internet, Lawyer Bally Chuene says there is no basis for the allegations that have been circulating saying Joshua was uncooperative He says soon after the collapse, the church contracted certain companies to come and assist with the rescue operations. “The mandate at this point was clear, let’s see how best to save more lives,” says Chuene. The Nigerian emergency operations soon also came on board. Chuene says when the Nigerian authorities arrived, the church fully cooperated with them. Chuene went to Nigeria last week. He was part of a committee that met daily to give information to the consul general and the high commissioner so they can feed back this information back to South Africa.