Sunday, 14 September 2014
T.B Joshua Says: "A Strange Aircraft Is Responsible For Church Building Collapse"
In his speech, the prophet insisted the aircraft which flew past almost an hour before the incident, was responsible for the collapse of the building. According to news site, Premium Times, the founder and spiritual leader of The Synagogue Church of All Nations, Temitope Joshua, linked the collapse of the building owned by his church to a “strange aircraft”. Prophet Joshua claimed the aircraft hovered around the building for over 30 minutes before it collapsed. The popular televangelist spoke immediately after officials of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), had confirmed the deaths of 17 persons and 123 persons pulled out alive from the rubble and rushed to the hospital. Prophet Joshua was said to have played a CCTV footage of the said aircraft to back his claim. Reports say in the footage, , a plane was seen flying over the collapsed guest house at four different times on Friday morning — 11: 30 a.m, 11: 43 a.m, 11:45 a.m and 11: 54 a.m. The building collapsed at 12:44 p.m Friday afternoon. In his speech, the prophet insisted the aircraft which flew past almost an hour before the incident, was responsible for the collapse of the building. The pastor said he was the target of the attack. “Immediately I left the prayer room (which is a 10-minute drive from the church) for the church, I got a call that a jet was hovering over the prayer room but as I finished bathing and moved to the prayer room, I got another call that the jet has moved to the church and that was it,” Mr. Joshua said. “Members cannot be the target, the easier way to stop this church is to get the head and from my explanation, you know the truth,” he added. Mr. Joshua called on security agents to study the CCTV footage as they investigate the incident. He promised to speak further on the incident during service on Sunday. “Service will hold tomorrow and I will state my position tomorrow in service, you can watch it live on Emmanuel TV,” he said. He also apologised to the press following the hostile treatment of journalists by members of his church. “We are very sorry on their behalf,” he said. “Our members are not hostile. The Bible is our standard. Even the Bible today, without the press, it cannot be accessible to many. Our members have respect for the press. When we fight the press, we are fighting Emmanuel TV. They value you people.” After NEMA spokesman, Ibrahim Farinloye had confirmed the casualties; he spoke on the attitude of some members of SCOAN “They are not too hostile neither are they receptive. We handled the equipment while they handled crowd control.” @LastßornNews(07060428346)