4th May, 2022
The Synagogue Church Of All Nations has refuted claims that the tomb of late Prophet T.B Joshua was engulfed in flames last week.
In a statement issued and signed by James Akhigbe Esq. of the church’s legal department, SCOAN described the report as false and misleading.
According to him, there was indeed a fire outbreak on Wednesday, 27th of April, 2022. However, he said the fire incident was a minor one and at a different church site which is over two kilometres away from the main church premises where the tomb of Late Prophet T.B Joshua is sited.
He said that the church authority was shocked, disappointed and embarrassed at the irresponsible acts of some journalists and their media houses.
The statement read in part; “Quite unfortunate that many other smaller media houses fed from this false reportage and thereby got the public largely misinformed.
“Curiously, the over two kilometres distance between the Agodo prayer resort where the minor fire incident was recorded at one of the general-purpose stores; and the Ikotun-Egbe Headquarter premises of the Church where the tomb is located is too far apart to give room for any form of confusion or mix-up by any careful, genuine and honest reporter who is out to for the truth.
“Also, the fact that the Church’s Press Statement providing all the details of the incident had been wildly circulated long before the misleading report of the media house triggers a lot of curiosity.
“In the circumstances, the Church is constrained to view the unfortunate media report by the said media house as deliberate mischief contrived by light-detesting detractors, probably in cahoots with some disgruntled journalists, to advance a narrative pre-designed to embarrass the Church and the memories of our beloved Prophet.
“While we wish to correct the misinformation caused by this false reportage, we assure the public that regardless of how much the agents of darkness may strive, we stand on the promises of God that light shall always prevail”.
“In the meantime, we have instructed that necessary legal steps be taken in order to prevent a recurrence and protect the public from this manner of deliberate misinformation in the future”.
“As sons and daughters of love, we shall continually uphold the assurances of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who has conquered the world for our sakes”.