Exactly 3 month after Fatai Balogun alias T.B. Joshua celebrated his birthday on 12th of June, 2014, 4 years ago today, over 115 gullible, vulnerable and naive people from different countries and other undocumented Nigerians who visited The Synagogue ‘Church’ of all Nations, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, Nigeria in desperate need of succour, healing and encounter with God died violently when a building suddenly collapsed completely to the ground on top of them. Countless others got life changing injuries, some can never use their legs to walk again after the gruesome experience and others can never use their arms to embrace their loved ones again. Though, that incident was not new in the demonic Synagogue of T.B. Joshua, insiders in the Synagogue know very much how occasional incident like this had taken lives of people in gruesome manner, but the 12th September, 2014 incident could not be covered up like others, and it has entered into the record of Wilkipedia for generations unborn to read and be wiser. If any of the victims were member of your household or your family breadwinner, what would you do?
Intelligent Nigerians know how T.B. Joshua has become an embarrassment to the Nation. What more could prove 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 116 gullible foreigners, and uncountable unaccounted-for Nigerians. He is very quick to put out his over-edited videos and Photoshop pictures, purporting to have predicted many disasters happening around the world to make himself look relevant, but right in his own compound, under his watch, he could not predict those that add up to the number of people that perished in his own house. T.B. Joshua is a psychopath with zero empathy for the victims of tragedies as he releases fulfillment of false videos to corroborate lies.
I AM A WITNESS
Now, read this: This is neither an allegation, nor speculation; as someone who had once lived in the Synagogue for over a decade, and worked in various departments in leadership capacity closely to the direct source, I know some deeper truth about T.B. Joshua and the Synagogue. There are two major reasons pointing to the collapse of the Synagogue, I cannot be wrong in both ways:
T.B. Joshua use the people that died for spiritual lifting sacrifice as a stepping stone to gain more power in the evil realm. He has been doing it before now, where people would mysteriously die inside the Synagogue, workers die inside the Synagogue, members suddenly collapsed and died, foreign visitors die inside the Synagogue, ‘disciples’ of T.B. Joshua die inside the ‘disciples’ quarters inside the Synagogue, and they are buried secretly, but this particular one on September 2014 was huge for him cover, T.B. Joshua couldn’t hide it. That was the reason why at once it happened, the Synagogue quickly closed its gate on the good Samaritans that volunteered to help the victims; and until it became undeniable and uncoverable, the Synagogue ground would have been their graveyard. T.B. Joshua would have buried them all inside his shrine with corporation of his spelled ‘disciples’ and members; as usual he will make them to believe that it is ‘God’s’ work they are protecting. Since the time I left the Synagogue in 2008, for over 6 years to 2014, T.B. Joshua was not been able to travel outside the shores of Nigeria to perform his usual scam crusades; but in the year 2014 before the collapse and shortly after the collapse, gateway was opened for T.B. Joshua through huge sacrificing both locals and foreigners in one swing, and he went over to Mexico, Paraguy, UK, Israel, Panama etc to display his falsehood to them. Never in the history of the Church of the living God has the children of God suffered such terror and calamities in the hands of a fraudster, a satanic agent like T.B. Joshua, this is calling for returning to the Lord as the scripture says in Zechariah 1:3. The more reason why people should know their Creator and serve Him devotedly, rather than running helter skelter to prayer arrangers, especially places like the Synagogue ‘church’. The Synagogue is not a Church of Jesus Christ, T.B. Joshua is not a Christian, you can never tell when T.B. Joshua’s demons intend to strike and unleash mayhem upon the innocent people in the compound of the Synagogue. No one knows the days which these demons are thirsty for blood; it can be in the least time people expected. I have witnessed how people slumped and died suddenly inside the Synagogue and their deaths would be covered up in terrifying secrecy. We don’t want to magnify satan, but I want to let you know that T.B. Joshua have demons (disembodied spirits) roaming around inside the Synagogue at his beck and call, which he sends on errands, to wreck havoc in the lives of those who are not standing firm in the Lord. Our Lord Jesus Christ said that if it were possible, even the very elect, satan want to pluck them MATTHEW 24:24.You must know that life is a battle ground, we shall all engage in one battle or another at some point in life time, the crux of the matter is to hold unto God, not any man. Unfortunately, some shall be devoured because they are not standing in the Lord, but 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.” The people of God must stop living in vanity, and carnality, as we know that the food of satan (serpent) is dust, if you don’t live in the Spirit (ROMANS 8:1), you may become food for satan (GENESIS 3:19b). Anyone who lives in the flesh (dust) is a candidate to be devoured by the devil and its agents like T.B. Joshua 1PETER 5:8. God does not shift base, He changes not, only we are the ones that experiences God in dimensions. The scripture says, “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” JAMES 4:8. Now, T.B. Joshua has done his evil work, the dead are gone, and he believes the whole noise about his prosecution by the government of Nigeria would soon die down. He always boasts that whenever things of this nature happen to him, it is for a higher height and promotion. The question now is: must T.B. Joshua continue to kill innocent people to gain more evil power at the detriment of the innocents? God forbid it, we pray that this will not continue. Every individual who thinks they are untouchable even in the extreme instances of causing pain, afflictions, and so many deaths shall face reprisal from God. T.B. Joshua belongs to different occult society with some top Nigerian government officials, who usually return favors to each other in times of trouble, but God will expose all of them.
To further corroborate what I enumerated above, Brother Nkechi said he was called into T.B. Joshua’s office to conduct some strange looking men dressed in occult regalia round this particular collapsed building, and he noticed how they walked round the building three times before they left, and the unimaginable happened a week after. He said the return after the collapsed and did the same walk around.
2. Secondly, I know the psychology of T.B. Joshua in regard to building structures in the Synagogue. T.B. Joshua is desperately trying to buy all the land adjacent to the Synagogue environs because in the figment of his mind, he believes he is into competitions with The Redeemed Christian Church of God, and Living Faith Church that have established long ahead of him. He uses people to front for him to buy various landed properties around the Synagogue environs, because many owners of those landed properties would not have sold their properties directly to him, they know his evil works. After buying these lands, he would hurriedly build ramshackle structures on them in the name of expansion. These can be corroborated by some ‘ex-disciples’ who must have regained their sanity after leaving the Synagogue. They are amongst those T.B. Joshua uses as ‘Job men’ to supervise laborers without any professional on ground: Paul Agomoh, Linda, Kazeem, Lola, Mr. Adewusi, Bisola (myself), Ogra, Falusi, Baba Amala and some other people which I cannot remember their names now. The people aforementioned know nothing, absolutely nothing about building construction. 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 be builders without any prior fundamental training. The particular building that collapsed on innocent people has got a red alert on it, which T.B. Joshua ignored.
A TYPICAL EXAMPLE OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT- T.B. Joshua wakes up early in the morning and summons the aforementioned people to his bedroom in five stories (as they call it), or into his office to start an unplanned work of building, without on-site Engineers or Structural technocrats. T.B. Joshua will announce what he has in mind to the ‘disciples’ (the lies he claimed that was shown to him in his dream), and he would take a tour with the team to inspect the location he has plan for. They will just start building without government plans or approvals. All we usually do will be to gather the workforce (laborers) that formed the Synagogue’s Maintenance Department together. The people building death traps in-conjuction with T.B. Joshua inside the Synagogue are: bricklayers, carpenters, painters, diggers, plumbers, welders, iron and aluminium benders, etcetera who are self-acclaimed skilled builders with no or little technical knowledge required except that they had done the same thing through the years and had gained some experiences over the years in the Synagogue’s service with no concerns for quality control because they are not authority in structural buildings. So, they will commence on the new project and the ‘disciples’ who do not know better would supervise them.
It is after the completion of the building that T.B. Joshua will send Mr. Olagbaju, Bisola (myself), Daniel or Ogra to go for government validation not even approval because it has already been built. T.B. Joshua will send us with heavy sum of money in millions of naira to bribe government officials who work in various offices and are in position of authority in the ministry of environment at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. He will mandated us to get the approval required in no time while other people may be on the queue for many years. Many fictitious names are usually filled in the form as Chief Engineer and the rest.
Sometimes if the structure does not please T.B. Joshua, he will ask them to pull it down and build another one on the same spot. He has money to spend; he is the master builder who claims some spirits usually teaches him how to build.
If anyone should come forward today, to claim to have been, or being the building Engineer for the Synagogue, it is a lie from the pit of Hell. They are only being used and they will be dropped the moment the case is over.
Some of the people that have been used like that in the past are: Engr. Paul (a Ghanaian), and Engr. Adelegan; some of them usually end up dead, or disappeared, how? Ask T.B. Joshua and his henchmen.
One certain time, the Synagogue was expecting a large number of visitors from South Africa, and few days later, unexpectedly, one Mr. Adebayo, a prophet from Japan called into the Synagogue that he would be leading 100 Japanese religious tourists to the Synagogue. Faced with the problem of accommodation space; greedy T.B. Joshua does not want the expected visitors to stay in the hotels outside of the Synagogue because he does not want to lose the money which the Japanese visitors were coming with. So, T.B. Joshua instructed that they should put an unplanned new layer of floor that will accommodate the expected guest on top of a building within a short period of 2 weeks. Masons/workers worked day and night including their supervisors (‘disciples’); building process was not duly followed. The very day the visitors arrived, while their luggage arrangement delayed them at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; wet plastered walls were being hurriedly painted in the Synagogue; and plumbers were still busy fixing water faucets, and other convenient fittings. Everywhere smelled fresh paint, putting the visitors and their coordinators at risk. This is the story of a greedy man called T.B. Joshua.
If the building under construction developed unexpected complex situation which T.B. Joshua’s ‘disciples’ cannot patch, what T.B. Joshua does under such situation is to devise a subtle way of solving the issue. He will deceitfully announce to his members in one of his services, particularly on a Sunday, asking for those who are into Civil Engineering and Building experts amongst them to wait after the service to see him, he may even lie that his ‘god’ has given him some kind of message for them.
Many of his gullible members would like to stay behind after the service to see T.B. Joshua, and one or two ‘disciples’ will be nominated to coordinate them to meet with him. They will be made to pass through his office to collect white handkerchief or his phoney ‘anointing oil’ which cost him nothing compare to what he wants to use them for. T.B. Joshua would give them another appointment to see him the following day for a crucial meeting; but on the second day of the appointment, they will not be able to see T.B. Joshua, he will only send his ‘disciples’ to entertain them with a plate of food each from the supermarket. The ‘disciples’ will keep them locked down by deceiving them that T.B. Joshua would soon join them, and while they are waiting, the ‘disciples’ would take them on a tour to the faulty building site, requesting for their opinion on how to rectify the problem. Since the people still envisage that T.B. Joshua would soon join them, to impress him ahead, the technocrats would proffer solutions, some amongst them may even volunteer their expertise and time because they want his favour.
The moment these technocrats join the workforce to effect correction, T.B. Joshua will allow them to work for about 3weeks before arranging with his wild ‘disciples’, who will create confusion in their midst, this will lead to their disbandment without T.B. Joshua being seen by them as a bad person. The ‘disciples’ front for him, and are labelled as evil by his members who do not realize that T.B. Joshua is the driver behind them; but the 3 weeks they had volunteered would be highly rewarded. Nevertheless, no contract signed, the Synagogue only used them in the time of need, so that no one could claim to be part of anything in the Synagogue’s construction without knowing the future implications.
It is not surprising in July 2015, when the coroner released its report on the Synagogue’s collapsed building – proving that the collapse was inevitable due to a litany of serious structural failings, for example:
1. Inadequate beams of 750mm by 225mm, which should have been 900mm by 300mm.
2. Inadequately reinforced columns, which should have been reinforced with 12 x Y25 bars or 20 x Y20 bars, instead of 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 embraced structure
5. Failure to provide movement joints that could have absorbed any movement due to creep, contraction and expansion, and differential settlement, etcetera.
6. 8 out 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 was criminally negligent, and should be investigated and prosecuted, “SCOAN was culpable because of criminal negligence resulting in the death of the victims.” (Source: BBC). This is on the net for anyone to see.
In April 2016, after many failed attempts by SCOAN to criminally disrupt or stall the court proceedings, T.B. Joshua had hired high ranking Lawyers to defend lies; 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, and T.B. Joshua criminally went behind to hire/rent some miscreants, lay-about, and scrupulous entities from Nollywood ranks and other places as agents to bring the government to its kneel, and seduce the judiciary as they were seen in court premises carrying various placards with intimidating inscriptions, shouting of war songs and making innuendo remarks, a repented insider amongst them later informed me that every person present on ground was rewarded 200,000 naira each ($600) of blood money from T.B. Joshua; only God knows the amount of money he pass through to the people on the bench because after a couple of days all the shenanigans of the judiciary went silent without conclusion.
SCOAN have not been cleared of the charges – where is the justice for the many families who have lost loved ones, head of families, or those whose lives will never remain the same again due to their horrific injuries? We belief Lagos State Government can do better than what they are doing presently. We need to keep the families of the departed in our prayers to be strong, and continue to use this sad occurrence as warning to others who are in habits of looking for spiritual arrangers and false prophets. Stay in your homes and cry out to God, He promised to answer you JEREMIAH 33:3. The same God of the mountain is still God in the valley, He is God everywhere; we don’t need to act in unbelief by travelling up and down looking for God in wrong places.
We need to keep the families of the departed in our prayers to be strong, and continue to use this sad occurrence as deterrents to others who are in habits of looking for spiritual arrangers and false prophets. What you make happen for others, God will make happen for you. Let’s share this until it get to the attention of relevant authorities.
May the dead rest in peace!