A fire incident occurred at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in the Ikotun area of Lagos state on Wednesday, April 28.

According to reports, the fire which started around 6.30 pm razed a house in the property, which extended to and destroyed the tomb shelter of the late founder of the church, Prophet TB Joshua who died in June 2021.

A resident who pleaded anonymity, said he can’t say if anyone died in the fire because the fire fighters didn’t allow anyone get close to the scene.

“The affected property is on Ajisebiri Street, Agodo. The house started burning around 6.30 pm 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.” the resident told newsmen.

The Acting Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the incident said,

“The fire 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.”

Margaret Adeseye, the Head of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, also confirming the incident, disclosed that the fire damaged the shelter covering the late pastor’s tomb.

Her words,

“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.”