Four Christians are reported to have died on Sunday May 19, 2013 during a stampede at anointing water Church service at T. B Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) at the Spintex Road.
The stampede started when the huge congregation at the Church rushed for the anointing water from Prophet T. B Joshua.
DSP Freeman Tettey of the Police Headquarters told XYZ News that the leaders of the Church have been ordered to end the service abruptly in the light of the stampede.
The four bodies have been deposited at the Police Hospital in Accra.
At least 30 others have also been reported to have incurred injuries.
A phalanx of cars on the Spintex road and its enclave, en route for the anointing water service by Nigeria’s Prophet T B Joshua in Accra, resulted in an impenetrable gridlock which is causing frustration to commuters and Residents in that area.
Hundreds of cars-belonging to Nigerians in Ghana as well as Ghanaians, have been parked on the sides of the road in a mesh of chaos, which has spewed onto the roads and thus resulting in a go slow.
Many Christians were also seen trooping to the Prophet’s Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) at the Spintex area on foot, thus worsening the traffic situation within the enclave.
There was a similar chaos within the same enclave on Tuesday May 7, 2013 when T. B. Joshua was in Ghana’s national capital for a two-day service.
Just like the May 7 situation, Sunday’s Service has attracted thousands of Christians to the Spintex area resulting in the entire enclave being invaded by a sea of cars, some of which have parked haphazardly on the sides of the road.
Public figure David Ampofo, who described the situation as “total chaos” in an interview with XYZ News also wrote on his facebook wall that: “Come and see what is happening on Spintex road. We can't even go out to work or take the kids to school because T.B. Joshua has arrived in Ghana and is holding a service at his Church on Spintex road with a message from God for his flock”.
“Cars parked all over, on pavements, on the lawn, in every conceivable space. People trooping in large numbers on foot, making their way to see their “man of God”, describing it as a “shame” and asking: “What is wrong with us?”
Mr. Ampofo wondered why so many thousands of people would abandon their jobs on a Tuesday morning to go to worship with T. B. Joshua.
Sunday’s traffic mayhem caused by T. B. Joshua’s presence has elicited similar comments from some people on social media.
BBC’s Correspondent in Accra, Sammy Darko wrote the following on his facebook wall on Sunday morning: “Spintex road blues......what a traffic...church traffic!!”
He said: “I see more Nigerians than Ghanaians”, and added that: “Most of the cars [parked on the shoulders of the road] and People walking by the shoulders of the road are Nigerians”.
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