The tomb shelter of the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) Prophet Temitope Joshua, in the Agodo area of Ikotun, Lagos State has been destroyed by fire.
Reports say the fire started around 6.30pm on Wednesday.
The Head of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, Margaret Adeseye, who confirmed the development, “It is confirmed that a section around the tomb of the late pastor TB Joshua caught fire. A shelter was built to cover the tomb because it is an open place, so, it was the shelter that caught fire. But we were able to curtail it and it did not spread beyond where it started from. We have yet to identify the cause of the fire.”
However, a resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the compound of the house is big, so nobody can see what they are doing inside. Also, officials putting out the fire didn’t allow anybody inside.”
The Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, also confirmed the incident.
He said, “The incident happened at a building belonging to the late pastor. The late pastor usually went there to relax and meditate. Federal fire service officials moved in to put out the fire.”
SCOAN in its reaction via a statement said no life was lost in the incident, adding that the fire affected also general-purpose store at the old site.