Cool FM’s On-Air Personality, OAP, Freeze has expressed his opinion regarding the prompt arrest of the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens, Mr. Nyong Richard, which came after a building at the Lekki Gardens collapsed in Lagos.
On what he tagged ‘double standards’, ‘what is justice?’ the OAP recalled that Prophet TB Joshua is ‘walking freely’ after a guest house in his church collapsed, killing scores.
It would be recalled that the six-storey guest house at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, located within the precincts of the church collapsed on September 12, 2014 killing 116 persons, 85 of who were South Africans. However, the Lagos State Government had filed a 111-count criminal charge against trustees of the church including Pastor T.B. Joshua and the two contractors, Oladele Ogundele and Akinbola Fatiregun.
On his Twitter handle @daddyfreeze, the OAP called out to ‘whom it may concern’, asking rhetorically if ‘the government is afraid of prophets.’
He wrote: What really is Justice???
“I have no qualms seeing a young man who committed a crime pay for that crime. Life is sad, before Richard came along, you could not dream of buying a house in LEKKI for 20million naira, his dream was to make choice housing affordable and available.
“Somewhere down the line mistakes were made and lives were lost! And yes I agree, someone must pay!
“Now my questions;
“Why is he in handcuffs and remanded in prison when that ‘prophet’ whose building collapsed and killed more people than Ebola, Lassa fever and this alleged ‘LEKKI gardens’ put together is walking free???
“Why is that prophet not in handcuffs too??? It was even alleged, that he didn’t show up in court the last time the courts sat. Is this true??? If it is true, then why is Richard ‘remanded’ in prison while Mr prophet ‘comes from home’??? Is there a special court for ‘prophets’ or do we have special ‘laws’ for them???
“Is our government afraid of prophets???
“Are the people who lost their lives in the Church less valuable than the people who lost their lives in the LEKKI Gardens saga?
“My humble advice: Richard should be released to go home and attend hearings from home like the ‘prophet’. Or the ‘prophet’ should be picked up, handcuffed and locked in the same cell with Richard while he attends trial!
“Or does the change we voted for include turning Nigeria into the African version of George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’, where “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others?
“I might not know law and justice, but I definitely know injustice!
“I appeal to everyone to lend their voice to this and ensure we have ‘JUSTICE FOR ALL until we are heard,” the radio personality noted.