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SCOAN Deaths: Court Trial For TB Joshua’s Church Tragedy Begins Oct 13

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SCOAN Deaths: Court Trial For TB Joshua’s Church Tragedy Begins Oct 13

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Oct 5, 2014 – SCOAN Deaths: Court Trial For TB Joshua Church Tragedy Begins Oct 13, Witnesses Called Forward

The Lagos State Government says the coroner it inaugurated to probe the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the six-storey building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All of Nations will commence sitting on October 13. Below is excerpt from the statement released by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Friday Oct 3.

“The coroner, to be headed by Magistrate O.A. Komolafe, is set up to determine the cause of the September 12, 2014 SCOAN building collapse that claimed no fewer than 115 lives.
On the coroner’s witness list are the Lagos State Building Control Agency, the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, the Lagos State Ministry of Works, the Surveyor-General of the state, the SCOAN building contractors, the Standard Organisation of Nigeria and the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism.

To testify are the National Emergency Management Agency, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, the Nigerian Red Cross Society, the Lagos State Fire Service and the Lagos State Transport Management Authority.

Others are the Nigerian Police Force, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Chief Medical Director of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, the Chief Medical Examiner of the state and officials of the Emergency Centre of the Igando General Hospital, Lagos State.

Various print and electronic media houses such as The PUNCH, The Nation, Daily Independent, The Vanguard, P.M. News, the News Agency of Nigeria, Channels Television and Television Continental are also expected to testify before the coroner of inquest.

The General Overseer and founder of SCOAN, Pastor T. B. Joshua, families of the victims, an eyewitness, Lindiw Ndwande and the chairman of the Youth League’s International Relation Committee of South Africa, Mr. Rebone Tau, have also been listed as witnesses.

“Other members of the public who may have any information useful to the coroner and wish to give evidence or tender any material that will assist the court in its findings are also enjoined to indicate their interest by contacting the registrar at the Coroner’s Court, High Court premises, Ikeja, Lagos State between the hours of 8am and 4pm daily,” the statement said.

[Source: Punch NG]

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. bezo

    October 5, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    God is the author and finisher of your faith papa, God bless you God bless nigerian, but court 4got to the so called “Trial” when ****** ask 3 persons to stand and donate #3b for church expansion, houses has been collapsing right from creation so I see no reason why this one has turn to another case. God bless nigeria

  2. Denis Ray Ogosi

    October 6, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    @ Bezo, I think I speak for most of the contributors here when I say that in the face of serious and critical matters, it is best you be quiet and hold your peace instead of making careless comments… although most times you think from the negative side, the face that we have come to at list condone and tolerate such misplaced comments does not mean we accept them… In this case due process must be met, the fact you live in Nigeria where corruption and seemingly disorganize system is the other of the day does not mean laws are not firmly in place.. In the matter of SCAON Vs the State, be sure that there is something called building permission, witnesses, even the journalist who recorded the bribery offered them by the leader of the church must all come into evidence should Nigeria truly want to get to the bottom of this mishap.

  3. akpa-ose

    October 6, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Whatever de case may be the damage has done and de dead one can never be revive again so why making unnecessary case? Let them talk of hoe to deposit de courpse to de relatives to claim and take care of injured victims. That’s all GOd bless u all.

  4. Gilbert Alexandre

    October 6, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    This is the finger of God that the devil cannot withstand

  5. Jilo

    October 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    @akpa-ose, claiming the remain of the deceased by the relatives should not bring final conclusion to this mishap. How would you feel if you are one of the bereaved? Won’t you get a sense of relief that government is trying to do something or trying to prevent future occurrence of similar catastrophe. I’m using this medium to commend Lagos State Government for taking this bold step by at least trying to hold some people accountable for this preventable disaster. It is illogical to conclude that the most reasonable thing is for all relatives of the deceased to just come forward claim the body of their loved one and go and bury them case closed. One peculiar thing about black race especially about this kind of mishap is that we never take our time to investigate, explore and come to reasonable recommendation as to prevent similar calamity. Do you think some developed Nations are spending millions of Dollars to research or discover why their Air craft are crashing just for fun? they are doing it to safe lives and prevent future calamity.

    • Uzoma

      October 7, 2014 at 3:14 PM

      I agree with you Jilo.

  6. peace

    October 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    @bezo,u always think from ur anus and talk from ur sleep. I pray u one day b delivered of d legions of demons living in u. This is d right step to take

  7. Awojobi

    October 7, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    God is the ultimate, He is the author and finisher, Alfa and Mega, He has the sole authority over the matter. Emmanuel

  8. Niyi Agunbiade

    July 10, 2015 at 5:08 AM

    Man of God, Prophet T.b Joshua, the whole world is praying for you. Like you said in your sermon, Emmanuel. God is with you. Leave it to Jesus

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