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T.B Joshua Needs Empathy, Not Condemnation -Ayodele

Posted: Jul 14, 2015 at 9:17 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Ajibola Abayomi  –  Lagos 


Prominent seer and founder of Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Oke-Afa, Lagos, Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele has urged Nigerians to refrain from condemning Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nations following a building collapse that claimed hundreds of lives at his church months ago.

Ayodele during an exclusive interview with our correspondent said he was sad about comments of some Nigerians following the ruling of Coroner Tribunal that recommended the Synagogue helmsman popularly called T.B Joshua  for trial last week.

“I want to admonished Nigerians and the government to know that T.B Joshua needs empathy and not condemnation. I sympathise with those that lost relatives during the unfortunate incident at Synagogue. Our prayer is that God should grant their souls eternal rest.  “On the other hand, I want people to know that there is no evidence linking the man of God to the killing of the victims. In as much as one cannot stop government and the court to do the needful, they should bear in mind that the man some people are vilifying today had assisted many people across the globe with his ministry, so he couldn’t have planned to kill anyone in his church.

“I can imagine the kind of trauma the Coroner ruling must have cost him. that Christian body should have shown concern. In my own view, even though, I have not met with T.B Joshua before, I think the government should be more concerned about the families of the victims and think of how to assist them,” said Ayodele.

“The man said that there were some developments that indicated that some saboteurs may have caused the collapse of the building. Why was government not interested in that? Synagogue gave some accounts; I think the people should not over look that.

“Apart from that, countless of people have received their healings through the Synagogue church. He has been preaching gospel and giving hope to the hopeless. The building collapse at the church was a sad occurrence. All hands must be on deck to prevent future occurrence. My heart goes with T.B Joshua at this trying moment, I pray that God will see him through and console the bereaved as well.”