– Bereaved kids blame Nigerian prophet for demise of their late dad
– Want compensation on several grounds
– Court to determine TB Joshua’s fate
Prophet TB Joshua may have courted fresh trouble following the collapse of his church’s guest house in 2014, where many people were confirmed dead. Recent reports by The Guardian revealed that the General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) and others involved with the building collapse have been taken to the Lagos state high court, Igbosere by two minors over the death of their father, Kalambaie Wa Kalambaie, in the building. Bulungu Malaika Wa Kalambaie, 3 and Nora Furah Wa Kalambaie, 6 both South Africans are demanding a compensation of R8,772,000 (about N114,817,234) as cost and damages from the Nigerian prophet for the death of their father.
The youngsters, who are staking claims for the amount through their mother, Amina Busseh Bashi, a Congolese by nationality, have made their minds known through their counsel, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN).
Prophet Joshua, registered trustees of SCOAN, Jadny Trust Limited, Hardrock Construction and Engineering Company, Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun are those involved in the matter and have been asked to pay R10,000,000 (N130,890,600 in Nigerian currency) as damages for lost earnings suffered by them from the deceased person’s company.
The Guardian informed further that aside these claims, the children are asking the court to direct the defendants to pay the claimants the sum of N30 million for the legal cost and solicitors fee incurred during the period of prosecuting the case.
The Lagos state Attorney General and commissioner for Justice and Lagos state Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development are also being mentioned in the matter and have been sued by the children.
They want the court to declare Prophet Joshua and his church as being negligent in their duties after failing to protect the lives and properties of persons within their domain. They added also that the church and its leaders are to bear the cost of their daily living from September 12, 2014 to September 11, 2049 when the deceased husband was meant to reach the age of 70 and would naturally be unable to financially cater for them.
As a way of ascertaining the real cause of the incident, the Lagos state government had set up a Coroner’s Inquest in CR/AL/01/2014 at the Ikeja magisterial division of the Lagos state magistrate court and in its verdict in June last year, negligence, omission and/or failure of the following defendants in the Inquest:
The Registered Trustees of the SCOAN, Prophet Joshua, Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Jadny Trust Limited, Hardrock Construction and Engineering Company, Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun caused the collapse and they were recommended for prosecution.
Recently, the General Overseer (GO) of the Fingers of God Church, Alagbado Lagos state, Bishop Kayode Joseph Abiola Peller, cast aspersions on TB Joshua, and Chris Oyakhilome, founder of Christ Embassy.
Bishop Peller, son of the late renowned magician, Professor Peller, called out both clergymen, accusing them of being magicians. The renowned magician said the duo, his colleagues in the ministry, use their eyes with demonic powers in them to superimpose their thoughts into people.