Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has alleged that the building within the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) which collapsed in 2014 was deliberately brought down by a device instead of a negligent accident as claimed by the authorities.
Fani-Kayode made the claim in a series of Twitter posts on Monday.
A guesthouse located within the SCOAN premises around the Ikotun-Egbe area of Lagos State had on September 12, 2014, collapsed completely to the ground.
According to the report of the Lagos State coroner, the official cause of death was due to structural failure.
But Fani-Kayode insisted that the narrative by the government was put out in the public domain by agents of the “Deep State” to embarrass and ridicule Temitope Joshua, the founder and Senior Pastor of the church.
The former minister claimed that the security and intelligence agencies at the incident knew the persons who planted a “a very sophisticated device” but decided to cover-up the incident.
The narrative that T.B. Joshua’s SCOAN Church building collapsed as a consequence of a bad foundation is false. This stale, discredited& fanciful tale was put out years ago by agents of the Deep State to discredit the Prophet & to fool the public.The court case is also a sham.1/
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) May 10, 2021
“I researched the matter for years. There is far more to it than what the public have been told.The Church building was targetted & brought down by a very sophisticated device & those that were in charge of our security services & intelligence agencies at that time know this.
“This was not an accident but a deliberate, cold-blooded & premeditated murder and one day those behind it will be brought to book. They know who they are & why they did it. They also know the length they went to to cover it up. This was a great evil but God will expose them,” Fani-Kayode tweeted.
The former minister insisted that “one day the truth will come out & there will be confessions”.
“When that day comes Nigerians will be shocked& those behind it will be brought to justice.May the souls of those that were killed continue to RIP& may God continue to comfort TB Joshua& the SCOAN family for this loss,” he tweeted.