According to Premium Times, Professional builders in Lagos have faulted the claims by Temitope Joshua, founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, that a “strange aircraft” that had hovered several times over a building in the premises caused its collapse.
A five-storey building inside the church’s premises in Ikotun, Lagos, collapsed on September 12 as three additional floors were being added to the original two-storey structure.
Eighty-six dead bodies – although several more are feared dead – were recovered from the rubble and 131 rescued, according to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.
Although investigations are still ongoing, NEMA had suggested that the extra floors being added to the building could be a factor in the incident.
But Mr. Joshua, popularly known as T.B. Joshua, citing video footages from the church’s Closed Circuit Television, CCTV, had blamed the incident on a “strange aircraft” that flew several times over the building before it collapsed.
Several church members who survived the incident have also continued to toe Mr. Joshua’s line of argument, dismissing suggestions that a structural default could have caused the incident.
All the survivors spoke after Mr. Joshua had propounded his strange aircraft theory. Many have of the church members and survivors have describedthe incident as a “demonic attack.”
But several professional builders interviewed said that an aircraft hovering above a building cannot lead to its collapse.