The founder and General Overseer of Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Prophet T.B. Joshua will have to appear before the Coroner Court investigating the collapse of a guest house within his church on September 12, after the judge rejected the pastor’s appeal against having to appear.
At the hearing on Wednesday, Synagogue’s counsel, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, told the court that in line with Section 35 of the Coroner Law, there was no need for his client to appear before the court since any other person from the church could give evidence.
However, the coroner judge, Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe maintained that Prophet T.B. Joshua must appear in person to tell the coroner what he knows about the collapsed building.
One hundred and fifteen people, among them eighty-four South Africans died in the church guesthouse collapsed on September 12.
Reports have it that 26 survived after being trapped under the rubble. Two toddlers that lost their parents in the tragedy were among the survivors