Two years ago today, over 115 people seeking healing and an encounter with God died when the building they were staying in collapsed on top of them. Countless others were injured, some never being able to walk or work again. In July 2015, the coroner released his report – proving that the building collapsed was inevitable due to a litany of serious structural failings, for example:
1) Inadequate beams of 750mm by 225mm (should have been 900mm by 300mm)
2) Inadequately reinforced columns (should have been reinforced with 12 x Y25 bars or 20 x Y20mm bars. Instead they used 10 x Y20 bars (as seen in the video released by SCOAN).
3) Inadequate bearing pressure for the central column due to the 2m x 2m x 0.9m foundations.
4) Failure to introduce rigid zones for bracing the structure and did not design the frames as an unbraced structure.
5) Failure to provide movement joints that could have absorbed any movement due to creep, contraction, expansion and differential settlement etc..
6) 8 out of the 12 main beams of the structure failed because they were undersized, under-reinforced (both in tension and shear), the tension bars were poorly anchored to the column supports and 8 x Y20 was used instead of 14 x Y20.
7) The ground floor columns were slender and readily gave in to buckling.
The coroner Oyetade Komolafe ruled that SCOAN were criminally negligent, and should be investigated and prosecuted, “The ‘church’ was culpable because of criminal negligence resulting in the death of the victims” (Source: BBC).
In April 2016, after many attempts by SCOAN to disrupt or stall the court proceedings, charges were finally read. The charges are “failure to obtain building approval contrary to Section 75 of the Urban and Regional Planning Law of Lagos State 2010 and involuntary manslaughter causing death contrary to Section 222 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011“. In June 2016, the trial started, but after a couple of days it went silent without conclusion. SCOAN have not been cleared of the charges, but nor have they been found guilty – the whole case has gone silent.
Where is the justice for the many families who have lost loved ones, or those whose lives will never be the same again due to their horrific injuries? We belief Lagos State Government can do better than this – by showing authority, exhibiting passion to defend the defenseless, and bring this case to a tangible conclusion. Even if you are a SCOAN supporter, surely you can agree with us that it is not in SCOAN’s favor to have this unconcluded criminal investigation over their head? Reports show that visitors to SCOAN has reduced by up to 90%. Either SCOAN is guilty and should face the consequences of their lethal actions, or they should have their name cleared. This limbo situation is in nobodies favor (except SCOAN, if they know they are guilty).
DECEPTION OF THE AGE
T.B. Joshua has become an embarrassment to Nigeria. What more could prove that this charlatan, con-artist is a dangerous false prophet than him not been able to see the collapse of his own building which killed over 115 gullible foreigners. He is very quick to put out over edited videos and Photoshop pictures, purporting to have predicted many disaster happening around the world to look relevant, but right in his compound he could not predict those that add up to the number of people that perished in his own house. Joshua is a psychopath with zero empathy for the victims of tragedies as he releases fulfilment of false videos to corroborates lies. Now, read this: This is neither an allegation, nor a speculation; as someone who had lived in the synagogue for over a decade, and has worked in various departments in leadership capacity, closely to the direct source, I know some deeper things about tbJoshua and the synagogue. There are two major reasons that points to the collapsed of the Synagogue, I can not be wrong on them. They are: 1. Joshua use the people for spiritual sacrifice with the aim of gaining more power in the evil realm. He has been doing it before now, people mysteriously dies in the synagogue, workers die, members die, ‘disciples’ dies and they are buried secretly, but this is Huge, Joshua can’t hide it. Since the time I left synagogue in 2008, for over 6years to 2014, Joshua had not been able to travel outside the shores of Nigeria for his usual scam crusades; but shortly after the collapsed, Joshua went to Mexico to display falsehood. Never in the history of the Church of the living God do the children of God suffer such disaster in the hands of a satanic agent like Joshua. The more reason people should know their Creator and serve Him devotedly without running to prayer arrangers, especially places like Synagogue ‘church’. Synagogue is not a Church of Jesus Christ, you can never tell when Joshua’s demons wants to strike to drink Blood and unleash mayhem upon innocents. No one knows the days they are thirsty, it can be in the least time people expected. I have witnessed how people died suddenly and their deaths were covered up in terrifying secrecy. We don’t want to magnify satan, Joshua has demons, disembodied spirits at his beck and call, which he sends on errands, and they affect and wreck havocs in the lives of those who are not standing firm in the Lord. Our Lord said it, that if it were possible, even the very elect, satan want to pluck them MATTHEW 24:24. Life is a battle ground, we shall all engage in one battle or another. Some shall be devoured, and there are some that cannot be devoured. DANIEL 11:32-33 says, “Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. 33And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering.” People of God, stop living in carnality, the food of satan is dust, if you don’t live in the Spirit, you may become food for satan. Anyone who lives in the flesh (dust) is a candidate to be devoured by the devil and its agents 1PETER 5:8. God does not shift base; we are the ones that experiences God in dimensions. “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” JAMES 4:8.
Now, Joshua has done his evil work, the dead are gone and he believes that the whole noise of prosecuting him by the government of Nigeria would soon die down. He always boosts that whenever things of this nature happens to him, it is for a higher height and promotion. Must Joshua continue to kill for more evil power at the detriment of the innocents? We pray that this will not continue; every individual who thinks they are untouchable even in the extreme instances of causing so many deaths shall face reprisal from God. TBJoshua belongs to different occult society with some top Nigerian government officials, who returns favor to each other in time of trouble, but God will expose you all.
Now, 2. I know how Joshua reasons in regards to building structures in the synagogue. Joshua is desperately trying to buy all the land adjacent to the synagogue area because in the figment of his mind, he is into competitions with Redeemed Christian Church of God, and Living Faith Church. He uses people to front for him to buy various lands around synagogue environs, because people would not have sold their properties directly to him. After buying, he builds ramshackle structures on them in the name of expansion. These can be corroborated by some ‘ex disciples’ who have gained their sanity back after leaving synagogue. Paul Agomoh, Linda, Kazeem, Lola, Bisola (myself), Ogra, Falusi, Baba Amala and some other people which I cannot remember their names now are the ‘Job men’ Joshua uses to supervise laborers. The people I mentioned knows nothing about building constructions. I was a banker before I got to the synagogue, Baba Amala was a printer, Linda was a beautician, Ogra was an artist, Lola was a teacher, Paul was into Publishing/song writing, and others were into various trades, but we were converted to builders without any fundamental training. (Excerpts from ‘Deception Of The Age Unmasked’)
We need to keep the families of the departed in our prayers to be strong, and continue to used this sad occurrence as a deterrents to others who are in habits of looking for spiritual arrangers and false prophets.