Fire gutted the tomb shelter of the late founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua, in the Agodo area of Ikotun, Lagos State.
It was gathered that the fire incident started around 6.30pm on Wednesday.
Confirming the incident, the Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye said the fire had been put out.
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.”
The Head, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, Margaret Adeseye, revealed that the tomb of the late cleric was affected by the fire.
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.”
A resident who spoke with The Punch on the incident noted that it could not be ascertained if anyone died.
The resident said, “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.”