2 years on – when will the SCOAN victims get justice?

The collapse building that killed 116 people

The collapse building that killed 115 people

Two years ago today, 115 people seeking healing and an encounter with God died when the building they were staying in collapsed on top of them. Countless others were injured, some never being able to walk or work again. In July 2015, the coroner released his report – proving that the building collapsed was inevitable due to a litany of serious structural failings, for example:

  • Inadequate beams of 750mm by 225mm (should have been 900mm by 300mm)
  • Inadequately reinforced columns (should have been reinforced with 12 x Y25 bars or 20 x Y20mm bars. Instead they used 10 x Y20 bars (as seen in the video released by SCOAN).
  • Inadequate bearing pressure for the central column due to the 2m x 2m x 0.9m foundations.
  • Failure to introduce rigid zones for bracing the structure and did not design the frames as an unbraced structure.
  • Failure to provide movement joints that could have absorbed any movement due to creep, contraction, expansion and differential settlement etc..
  • 8 out of the 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.
  • The ground floor columns were slender and readily gave in to buckling

The coroner Oyetade Komolafe ruled that SCOAN were criminally negligent, and should be investigated and prosecuted, “The church was culpable because of criminal negligence resulting in the death of the victims” (Source: BBC).

In April 2016, after many attempts by SCOAN to disrupt or stall the court proceedings, 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, but after a couple of days it went silent without conclusion. SCOAN have not been cleared of the charges, but nor have they been found guilty – the whole case has gone silent.

Where is the justice for the many families who have lost loved ones, or those whose lives will never be the same again due to their horrific injuries? Come on Lagos Stage Government, you can do better than this – show your authority and bring this case to a conclusion. Even if you are a SCOAN supporter, surely you can agree with us that it is not in SCOAN’s favour to have this unconcluded criminal investigation over their head? Reports show that visitors to SCOAN has reduced by up to 90%. Either SCOAN is guilty and should face the consequences of their lethal actions, or they should have their name cleared. This limbo situation is in nobodies favour (except SCOAN, if they know they are guilty).

27 thoughts on “2 years on – when will the SCOAN victims get justice?

  1. There is never any justice in Nigeria. Those in authority don’t care about anyone but themselves. That is their reputation throughout the world. Each person is completely focused only on their own wants.

  2. TB Joshua has just given his message at the former jail of Paul and Silas in Greece, thanking God for delivering them out of jail. Was he speaking of himself? Is his bribe money working? He even felt a heavy anointing while there?

    SCOAN 28/08/16: FULL TB Joshua Historic Visit To Israel and Bethlehem

    Time 1:12

    • Why couldn’t he have simply submitted to the ruling authority on time, on the right time, and get it sorted out?

      It is just not possible for people to frame someone with this amount of lawyers and government contacts, not to mention a large fanbase, but he wanted the fanbase to think it could happen to him. The whole “pass the buck” saga was ridiculous. He refused to say it in court as a testimony. I know I am repeating myself, but there are several questions as to what he thought he was doing.

      What was he afraid of?

      • @ ObserverDude,

        He was afraid of the following. With him where he went in Greece IT WAS CLEAR TO ME THAT “DISTANCE IS NOT A BARRIER” Slogan, is downright a big fat humongous lie ! And that is clearly does not work and his theatrics is nothing more than a sham.

        If it was working, there was no need to go there in the first place. But he came up with a novel idea to a personal holiday when they want him to testify. Everyone can see why he always disappears when it is time for him to show his mug in the Courtroom. But because of financial milk cow he is, that is why they keep dithering and diverting.

        That is why most of the judges and law enforcement lawyers in Nigeria are all over 200 pounds in personal weight. Life is good. And the more dead, the merrier we are, because we have a job to do and stretch it out as long as possible.

        And if you watched Shifty McGifty TBJ on that field with his flicking eyes all around was simply he was not interested in any history from the past than his own history to be buried and cancelled.

        If he was a poor financial inept man, he would have been buzzing in the gray bar hotel long time. Don’t forget the tourism fanatics speaking up all the time. He is the world most and foremost attention seeker of all time.

    • Ah Jamie you are back, good. I hope you have sorted yourself out and your disappointments. But I understand, I guess we all go trough this, except the fanatic frenzy lying wicked TB Joshua followers.

      Look at the video from 37:15 onwards. How can anyone sane in their head believe such made up foolery and made up story. You know from all the years his insane followers have called me agent of darkness and every other silliness they have come up with. But I never see in any time or dream or whenever TB Joshua disturbing me anywhere, I close my eyes and whenever I do not have to sleep I am busy elsewhere and if I am disturbed at night it is because I have to do pee pee. That’s it. No funny dreams or this charlatan garbage this man is coming up with. And people sit there and sucking it up like if they are vacuum cleaners. And next to this man you see a wacko moving about his arms to make the fantasy story for his followers believable. What a poor life these people have to spend the whole day in church to listen to this carping man about his own predicament for over the last two years.

      What they all should ask themselves is:

      TB Joshua never had any mandate from God to build or allow to built this collapsed hostel, there was no blue print in any dream or prophecy or any word of knowledge, he went out with others to do this on their own account with the rest of the staff behind it. It all went right until it collapsed. And if they were sincere real people they would have said to TB Joshua. You know you did not had the mandate to do this did you ? instead they blame everyone else and the Devil for their own personal folly actions. Instead of being acknowledging that in front of everybody that they were responsible for it all happening, they keep putting up theatrical funny meetings up week in week out.

      Second Peter 2:1-3 “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.”

      Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so<~~~TB Joshua followers from all 4 corners of the world: and what will ye do in the end thereof ?

      What will you do ?

    • His hour has not yet come.

      No, because as long this man has sacks of money coming in, his hour would not come in. There is always someone to bribe and to buy off.

      Anyone wants “another bottle with god in it” ? Or a sticker you can put on your forehead ? Or a wristband.

      I was in Africa to confront someone with a sticker on the back of the car of TB Joshua, but people had to drag me away from the people inside the car. The cowards inside that car ! Believing in a sticker to protect them. If not because people around me stopped me I had nearly dragged them out of the car and give them a grilling. A serious grilling with their foolishness.

  3. we don’t care what they say about prophet tbjoshua becoz he is doing good job from God so the devil is jealous becoz people they are saved They get life .so to those who are blaming prophet tbjoshua u a just troubling your self u can’t stand against what God said. sorry with prophet tbjoshua forward we go what ever the devil say we don’t care viva prophet tbjoshua the number one prophet in the world shame to devil

  4. Oh, I know why he is showing the same old scrap again. . . it is HIS 9/11.

    How could I miss it?????

    He was just a day off when it happened, but ahhh….. this year the dates are falling right in place.

    He missed out to get Hillary Clinton to give a speech!

    Or should I say the Pope?

    Well I am tired of warning, as I realise that only the remnant whom the Lord Jesus Christ will call, will understand how fake this sick psychopath really is.

    Only the born again christians will see the Truth.

  5. I suppose more terrorist attacks will come to the Scoan now, just like in the USA.

    Watch this space.

    Psycho – tbj.

  6. Oh, be my guest – TB Joshua followers.

    You can really believe just what you want and follow whoever you want.

    See if I care anymore . . .

    Go on now . . . . go, go, go -follow tbj, you have been warned enough.

  7. TB Joshua’s ultimate quest. TB Joshua honoured in Peru with trophies.

    Collecting trophies, medals and other rusty earthly counterpart are useless things for his slap and bang show in Peru. Some of the first in the show who are manifesting are the one’s such as “Lucifer”, “the queen of whatever” and other imaginary demons. Imagine, Lucifer is always in his meetings in somebody, don’t you think it is odd and totally unbelievable that Satan loves so to speak to be cast out and humiliated wherever he (TBJ) goes and is ?

    If for example I would be Satan, I would not participate in any meeting of a false private prophet TBJ or other African false pastors but go elsewhere doing other things because I can’t imagine that Satan is entering in completely ordinary folk in Peru, Nigeria, Zimbabwe or wherever in the world of Africa to be humiliated over and over again and put on show.

    Is that not a clue that it all was a ridiculous stampede on TV that is just acting people for the sake to deceive the world ? Even when Satan entered Judas, Jesus did not cast him out…..and the funny thing is that only ALWAYS African false private prophets/pastors can cast out Satan. Incredible but here you are. You can witness it all the time.

    And here you have TBJ after 2 days collecting his trophies with a big smirk on his face that strokes his ego again.

    OR WOULD YOU RATHER … quarterback the Super Bowl, pitch the World Series, lead the golf pack at the U.S. Open, or smash your way into the Wimbledon semifinals?

    The Big “So What”

    Look what Paul is saying about it:

    7 But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss/dung because of Christ. 8 More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own from the law, but one that is through faith in Christ — the righteousness from God based on faith.

    Philippians 3:7-9

    What do Paul’s words in verse 7-9 tell us about his new focus after he met Jesus? What does Paul highlight as the value — the “so what” — of his new focus?

    How does Paul now view the earthly treasures or trophies he had collected before Jesus was in his life (verse 8)?

    Paul talks a lot about our dreams and desires. So does Jesus. The key to success is right desires. If our desires are on target, we’ll succeed. If we’re chasing the wrong things we’ll end up frustrated and empty. The core question is: What do you really want?

    19 Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

    Matthew 6:19-21

    In Matthew 6:19, Jesus says don’t collect treasures <~~~ on earth. What are some treasures or trophies people collect today? What is their long-term value ? Just pieces of metal which rust and paper.

    What are some “treasures in heaven” that will last forever? Label each trophy with something that might go in your trophy case for heaven. How much are these worth ?

    10 My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead.

    Philippians 3:10-11

    Let’s see how many will be still walking outside their wheelchairs from next month. And let’s investigate the so called blind person that was paraded in the stadium, was he healed or could he see before ? Before “prayer” he kept his eyelids closed. Why ? After prayer he opened the eyelids and looked around as if he was actually seeing all before. If I was seeing for the first time in my life I would be looking around all over left right and center and jumping around, but this man does not do that then just a little bit looking around. Then I just would like to remember that in TBJ’s own team Racine is still wearing glasses and some others that I know still use glasses to drive car and do other things with it. But here you have one lonely single individual that all of a sudden can see. ONE ! As if there are not loads that are blind in Peru ? And…. there ARE !


    Why did they not wheel them in to be all healed ??????

    • Keep watching ETV. You said you don’t watch, where do you get all this, does someone watch and give you a report? If it is so, he is not a good journalist. Keep on watching, your day of deliverance will come

      • Please tell me WHICH DELIVERANCE ! You keep repeating this forever since but it does not come from the ground is it now ?

        After nearly 10 years onward, still not achieved this so called deliverance ???? This barrier that is so called is no distance DOES NOT WORK ! CLEARLY !

        I face TB Joshua anytime and I will show the world his deliverance whenever he crosses my path. Toe to toe, eyeball to eyeball.

  8. And here is another thing:

    If you want 168 million views with 413,000 subscribers. You only need 400 videos on your Youtube channel. And you get paid for it as well, the more views you have.

    Make sure you make videos with an interesting story and a twist to it, like Lucifer and Asmodeus who returns every month to SCOAN through another unknown person. Takes a couple of years, but entertainment industry is thriving on it.

  9. October is a boring month for TB Joshua. 12 days and no action? Pretty certain some video editors will be laid off at SCOAN at this rate.

    A quick question @tbjoshuawatch,
    How does current SCOAN attendance compare with say last year or the year before?

  10. Hear hear, who is back again on the stage, the CNN watcher for 24/7 to claim his fickle prophecy again of a false election that is staged. This fake staged world that controls you and makes you their slaves ! Definitely demon lead !

    There were numerous others who had said this already and anybody can see it of how rigged it all is. The people have no say, God is impartial just as it was with Saul. The people said: NO, WE WANT A KING !

    A lying in the camera queen day in day out to lead our country in the ground.

    Israel Asks for a King

    1 Samuel 8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

    8 And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel. 2 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beer-sheba. 3 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment. 4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah, 5 and said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.

    6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord. 7 And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. 8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee. 9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

    10 And Samuel told all the words of the Lord unto the people that asked of him a king. 11 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots. 12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots. 13 And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers. 14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. 15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants. 16 And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work. 17 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants. 18 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day.

    19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us; 20 that we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles. 21 And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the Lord. 22 And the Lord said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go ye every man unto his city.

  11. Yes, it is my conclusion too. Ever-body knows who is going to be the new president of America./ Tb Joshua has ”dreams”” too, too sit with presidents, so the whole fuzz is starting again. Nothing changed. It is all about himself again, his ambitions and dreams. Jezus is the servant of tb joshua, in steat of tb Joshua serving Jezus.

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