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Pastor David Ibiyeomie Visits Victims Of Collapsed Building In Delta, As Church Reacts….SEE EMERGING FACTS



Salvation Ministries, with headquarters in Port Harcourt, has reacted to the collapse of the building that houses one of their branches in Delta state.

Recall that the said building collapsed on Tuesday during service in the evening.

Three persons are said to have died and some persons hospitalized.

According to sources, Pastor David Ibiyeomie on Wednesday visited victims of the collapsed building.

A statement released by the church on Wednesday said the church is currently working with relevant authorities in investigating the cause(s) of the incident.

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The statement added: “Salvation Ministries is aware of the incident that occurred on the 11th of January 2022 at Okpanam, Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria, in a one storey building which the church occupies the first floor as a tenant with other tenants occupying the ground floor.”

Adding: “Our immediate thoughts and prayers are with the persons and families affected by the incident and the church is committed to providing all necessary support while investigation is ongoing.”

Emerging Facts:

Following the collapse of a rented church building by Salvation Ministries in Okpanam, Delta State emerging facts reveal that:

1. The facility, which rent was renewed in November 2021, was sold with its subsisting tenancy in December 2021.

2. The new owner without prior notice to the tenants, Salvation Ministries, entered the Church facility to take custody of the building.

3. The Church, shocked by the development approached its landlord, the former owner, who confirmed the sale of the building and offered to refund the subsisting rent.

4. Attempts by the Church authorities to negotiate with the new owner did not yield any result as he was adamant on recovering his property.

5. Things came to a head, when during the Church service he authorised the removal of a pillar in the building.

6. This is believed to be the immediate cause of the unfortunate collapse of the building during Church Service, resulting in the avoidable losses.

7. It is not known what other actions may have been taken by the new owner to obtain immediate custody of the building or comprise it.

8. It is important the Delta State Government and the Nigerian Police invites the new owner of the building in the course of their investigations on the cause of the collapse.


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