Scores of Batswana frequenting TB Joshua’s church for anointing oils and anointing water could be struck by calamity after it was revealed last week that the church’s auditorium is structurally defective.
The auditorium is where thousands of worshippers from as far away places as Botswana, gather to hear the man of God, and get their much sought after miracle water and oils.
However in the aftermath of the collapse of prophet TB Joshua’s double storey motel that killed 116 people, the coroner investigating the tragedy has warned that even TB Joshua’s famous church SCOAN’s synagogue is structurally defective, raising fears that the church that is frequented by high profile Batswana could also one day collapse and claim lives.
TB Joshua last week refused to attend hearings with only his lawyer attending as enquiries on the disaster of September 12, that claimed the lives of 84 South Africans, continue.
According to Nigerian publication the Vanguard, Coroner Oyetade Komolafe wants TB Joshua, who went on his own Emmanuel TV claiming that the
But head of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu. rejected the theory of a blast: “On observation, bodies were not mutilated. They were not disjointed… the bodies were not burned.” –
The newspaper reports that the lawyer representing TB Joshua refused to accept summons papers on his behalf and on behalf of the contractors who built the SCOAN’s premises.
Earlier, the inquest was told that Joshua’s followers attacked emergency service workers, preventing them from accessing the stricken guesthouse.
“The first three days (after the collapse) were marred by the so-called church sympathisers and the crowd,” said the head of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu.
“By the time we attained momentum after 96 hours a lot of things had gone bad.