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Fire In The Synagogue, TB Joshua’s Tomb Affected 

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

A late Wednesday fire has reportedly affected the shelter harbouring the tomb of the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Joshua, in the Agodo area of Ikotun, Lagos State.

This is coming barely a year after the tragic demise of the renowned Arigidi-Akoko-born philanthropist and televangelist.

It was gathered that the fire started around 6.30p.m on Wednesday, affecting the shelter covering the tomb.

A source told The Punch that “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.”

Meanwhile, the Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident, but added that the fire had been put out.

“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,” he disclosed.

The Head, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, Margaret Adeseye, also told The Punch that the fire affected the shelter covering the late pastor’s tomb.

“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,” she quipped.

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