Three Persons Confirmed Dead During Stampede In Synagogue Church

Date: 12-12-2016 11:08 am (4 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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At least three persons who were struggling to see the Senior Pastor of Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Ikotun, Lagos State, Prophet T.B Joshua, have been confirmed dead as a result of a stampede.

PUNCH reports that the tragic incident occurred on Saturday at about 4.30AM during a special healing service.

While two of the victims were identified as Emeka Okonkwo and Emmanuel Oherin, the third victim had yet to be identified.

A source said that the two victims were identified through their phone and their families have been contacted.

“It was the church’s annual deliverance and healing programme. Usually at this time, the church becomes a beehive of activities as people come in their thousands to see the prophet for miracles. People lodge in different hotels surrounding the church. And they all arrive at the church very early.

There is a canopy on the premises where worshippers are screened before they see the man of God. However, on Saturday, after being screened, the crowd was much and they started struggling through the doorway to see the prophet. In the process, three people collapsed. They were rushed to the Isolo General Hospital, where they were confirmed dead,” another source told PUNCH.

PUNCH reports that as at 2PM, a service was still on in the church.

An official of the church who spoke on the condition of anonymity said:

Mr. Folarin (PUNCH’s correspondent), while I appreciate the fact that you have to do your job as a journalist, I also must protect my personal integrity. I will advise you send a mail to [email protected] to confirm before publishing any story. Sometimes, rumours get to the press and injure the reputation (of) our subjects, thereby making journalism look like a witch-hunt. I will also advise you to be most objective. Please send a mail to the email address before publishing any story.

An email sent to the address was not replied to as at press time.

When a call was placed to a telephone number on the church’s website, an official with a foreign accent said: “Nothing happened on the church premises yesterday. Nobody died. Nobody. Thank you.”

However, the Lagos Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmos confirmed the incident.

“The story is true. Investigation is ongoing as we await the result of the autopsy. For now, we are treating the case as sudden and unnatural deaths,” Badmos said.


Posted: at 12-12-2016 11:08 AM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Tripleflash at 12-12-2016 11:40 AM (4 years ago)
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Why the hush hush and story twist??? Hopfuly we'll get d full details of dix whole melodrama. Quite un4tunat I must say.
Posted: at 12-12-2016 11:40 AM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- OZIAMA23 at 12-12-2016 11:43 AM (4 years ago)
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Nawa o
Posted: at 12-12-2016 11:43 AM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- AmazingMarie at 12-12-2016 11:45 AM (4 years ago)
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the people are scared this news may damage the church reputaTion that is why they are saying nothing happened
Posted: at 12-12-2016 11:45 AM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- 419BigBoy at 12-12-2016 11:57 AM (4 years ago)
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Building Collapse in 2014, now dis! when will pple learn?
Posted: at 12-12-2016 11:57 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mensch at 12-12-2016 12:33 PM (4 years ago)
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This is not the fault of any body, but it is a pity.

I have been to that church once. The write up hear is exactly what i encounted that day .
Posted: at 12-12-2016 12:33 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chukkychukky at 12-12-2016 12:44 PM (4 years ago)
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rip

Posted: at 12-12-2016 12:44 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kison at 12-12-2016 01:20 PM (4 years ago)
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OH CHURCH, OH CHURCH, OH CHURCH
Posted: at 12-12-2016 01:20 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 12-12-2016 02:26 PM (4 years ago)
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na wa ooooooooooooooo
Posted: at 12-12-2016 02:26 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- osarobo62 at 12-12-2016 04:03 PM (4 years ago)
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maybe na small sacrifice the juju ask for this time around.
Posted: at 12-12-2016 04:03 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- Amibomatc at 12-12-2016 06:41 PM (4 years ago)
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Why would't our people wake up?
Posted: at 12-12-2016 06:41 PM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- winace at 12-12-2016 06:48 PM (4 years ago)
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I wish we can die Christ like dis, e for good o. Na wa
Posted: at 12-12-2016 06:48 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- kacylee at 12-12-2016 08:57 PM (4 years ago)
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RIP to them oooo, only God knows where they are now sef, heaven or hell

Posted: at 12-12-2016 08:57 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- jeroba1 at 12-12-2016 09:07 PM (4 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 12-12-2016 09:07 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- CHRISETTE at 13-12-2016 07:21 AM (4 years ago)
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Not again
Posted: at 13-12-2016 07:21 AM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- BournIdentity at 28-12-2016 02:10 PM (4 years ago)
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Sidon there dey look like zombie,,,,.. I just dey wakaring
Posted: at 28-12-2016 02:10 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- BournIdentity at 28-12-2016 09:44 PM (4 years ago)
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Knack mi tori.....,,,
I just dey observe! Dey pass jejeli as in,, maka, make jelorsi no kill u o
Posted: at 28-12-2016 09:44 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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