Mysterious Fire Outbreak in Synagogue
OpenLife Nigeria reports that there was a mysterious fire outbreak in the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, at the commencement of candlelight funeral service for the founder of the church, late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua on July 5.
The cause of the fire outbreak, as of the time of filing this report, is unknown.
The fire outbreak, which occurred at the prayer mountain, caused pandemonium within the church as members who came to pay their last respects to the late Prophet were seen running into safe areas.
Sources within the church at Ikotun, Lagos, claimed that it might not be unconnected with an electrical spark.
Nobody has either been reported dead as a result of the sudden inferno or injured.
The extent of damage to the facility is yet unknown.
Attendance was strictly by invitation as some church members were not permitted to access the prayer mountain where the candlelight funeral held. The candlelight funeral procession was led by the late Prophet’s wife Mrs. Evelyn TB Joshua.
Those who got invite had to pull off their shoes and walked barefooted during the funeral service.
TB Joshua, a prominent Nigerian televangelist died hours after presiding over a program at his Lagos-based megachurch on Saturday, June 5, 2021.
The Prophet passed away one week before his 58th birthday.
Since his rise to prominence in the late 1990s, the popular preacher was renowned for his philanthropy, prosperity teachings, and purported healings and miracles.
SCOAN plays host to dozens of international guests, and local celebrities, who visit the worship center for prayers.
Emmanuel TV, the broadcast arm of the church, airs in Africa on DSTV — a satellite service owned by South African firm MultiChoice.
Joshua’s ministrations and humanitarian outreaches in different parts of the world are showcased on the popular video platform.
A week-long burial activity, as announced by the church, began on Monday night, July 5