The tomb shelter of the late founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Joshua, aka TB Joshua, in the Agodo area of Ikotun, Lagos State, has been destroyed by fire.
The fire is said to have started around 6pm on Wednesday, with no certainty about casualties.
A source spoke to Punch, saying, “The affected property is on Ajisebiri Street, Agodo. The house started burning around 6.30pm and as I speak with you, fire service officials are trying to put out the fire.
“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.”
Confirming the incident, Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the situation had been put under cointrol
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.”
Concerning the tomb shelter, the Head, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, Margaret Adeseye, confirmed that it was affected.
She said, “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.”