T.B. Joshua, Others To Be Prosecuted Over Death Of 116 Persons In Building Collapse


The trustees of ‎Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) will on Monday (November 30, 2015) be arraigned before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja over the collapse of a six-story building in the church on September 12, 2014, which led to the death of 116 persons. Senior Pastor of the church, Prophet T.B Joshua is one of the trustees.The trustees will be arraigned before Justice Lawal Akapo alongside the engineers who constructed the collapsed building.

The engineers, Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun, had filed two separate suits before Justice Buba seeking an order restraining the police from inviting, arresting or prosecuting them over the victims’ death.The Lagos State Government had set up a Coroner Inquest to unravel what went wrong, and in a verdict delivered on August 7, 2015, Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe, the Coroner, indicted the engineers and recommended them for investigation and prosecution for criminal negligence.

The church building, a guest house, collapsed in September 2014, killing 116 people, many of them South Africans who travelled to Nigeria for the church’s service in Lagos.
The inquiry sat for months and set July 8 for its ruling.


  1. This was simply an accident no one thought could happen. Every day accidents happen all over the world. Nobody asks for or desire such events to take place but they are considered as unforseen circumstances. If at all there would be a prosecution then it shouldn’t involve the prophet nor the trustees. It should solely be the engineers who built the structure. And if I may ask, how many times have we seen planes crashing in this country without the airline going through this level of prosecution? We’ve seen over two hundred deaths of prominent Nigerians and those airlines are still in business. Nobody asked for it to happen so my advice is to allow the dead rest in perfect peace. They are considered as matrys of Christianity. I rest my case.

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