NO JUSTICE YET FOR 85 SOUTH AFRICANS WHO DIED IN TB JOSHUA’S CHURCH

NO JUSTICE YET FOR 85 SOUTH AFRICANS WHO DIED IN TB JOSHUA’S CHURCH

Four years after about 85 South Africans lost their lives in the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) collapsed building saga, justice is still elusive.

Prophet Temitope Joshua of the Synagogue Church is one of the most popular Nigerian pastors.

He has one of the highest numbers of spiritual tourists who visit his church primarily for healings, miracles and prophecies.

His church is one of the highest tourism attractions in Nigeria and virtually the highest in the 20 million populated Lagos State.

South Africans are amongst the top patrons of the Synagogue church.

Justice for the 85 South Africans who died when a building in the Synagogue church collapsed seems unattainable.

Lagos State conducted investigations and inquiries but no concrete outcome has been seen.

In total, 116 people were killed in the horrendous saga, 85 of them, South Africans.

Some of the family members of the deceased are giving up on any form of justice that should have come out of the case.

Many point to the influence of TB Joshua in Nigeria has a clog in the wheel of justice, especially in a nation like Nigeria where the rule of law has little or no stamina.

A Nigerian pastor anonymously affirmed that justice is definitely unachievable except South African government take the matter seriously.

He said legal bureaucracy and corruption will surely hinder justice.

Solomon Ashoms, a Nigerian journalist in South Africa says the influence of TB Joshua may hinder from Nigerian politicians from effectively pursuing the case.

Ashoms, who had criticized TB Joshua in the past over some alleged shenanigans told Radio 702 in South Africa that: “everyone has a price. I wouldn’t be surprised if the case”.

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