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Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by ijustdey: 1:47pm On Mar 15
The Methodist Church of Nigeria, Ikot Omin, Eno Abasi Circuit Diocese, Calabar, Cross River State has called on the management of Ekondo Microfinance Bank to compensate the church to the tune of N35 million after the mast belonging to the bank collapsed and destroyed the residence of the Minister in-charge, Rev. Evans Uwaoma Obiokor.

The church said the collapsed telecoms mast along 8 Miles axis on Calabar Road has rendered the cleric and his family homeless.

Bishop of Diocese of Atamunu (Methodist Cathedral of Favour), Calabar, Otuekong Ukut, in an interview with LEADERSHIP on Thursday in Calabar, stated that preliminary survey showed that the property lost to the collapsed mast is valued at N35 million.

We have already sent an architect to go through each of the items, and the preliminary survey has shown N35 million for the loss,” the Bishop said.

The cleric listed the items destroyed to the mast to include three buildings comprising the office building, the residence of the Minister in-charge where he lives with his wife and children, the service quarter and the back house which were hit by the fallen mast.

“Those three buildings involved the roofs, the woods, electrical, the appliances, the electronics, office, and books in the office, computers, and photocopiers. It’s a massive damage.

“We have asked our legal officer to inform the bank. We are having our meeting on Monday. At the moment, we have to relocate the minister because the electrical wires in his home are sparking. The water you saw on the floor of his home because of yesterday’s rain can spark up once light is restored.

“Apart from the physical damages, there is threat to the life of the minister, that’s why I have to quickly inform our Prelate at the headquarters and the Board of Trustees. I believe they would have an emergency meeting because all Methodist Church’s property belongs to Board of Trustees,” Ukut maintained.

He said although the management of the bank had not communicated with the church to express concern over the damages or to take responsibility, but as the Bishop, he has visited the premises of the bank, but found out that the collapsed mast was never maintained.

“I found out that the base of the mast was all rotten. There was no environmental impact assessment. The basement and maintenance of the mast were rotten.

“The poles were rotten, with several perforations laced with rust that could not stand the test of time. It’s something that should have been removed if the organisation were to be on alert.

“They should have been the ones to replace the mast with solid steel structures, that was what was about to kill the Minister of Methodist Church, his wife and children,” the Bishop said.

When asked if the management of the bank had visited the church to discuss on the necessary actions to take, Bishop Ukut said none had come.

Asked if the church have the intention to seek redress at the court of law, should the bank fail to a take responsibility for the fallen telecom mast, the Methodist said, “I actually do not expect any responsible organisation or individual to refuse.”

He stressed that it would be very inhuman for the bank to deny responsibility, but it should instead thank God that their negligence and did not lead to the death of anyone.

When LEADERSHIP visited the bank to get its reaction, the Branch Manager, Mrs. Joy Koku, said she does not have the authority to speak on the incident.

”I have no authorisation to make any comment except for or big men from the headquarters,” Koku stated.

https://leadership.ng/church-claims-n35m-damages-for-collapsed-mast-on-pastors-residence/

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by yarimo(m): 1:51pm On Mar 15
#35 millions😳? Criminals claiming religious leaders 🙄

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by longetivity(m): 1:53pm On Mar 15
yarimo:
#35 millions? Criminals claiming religious leaders
grin

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by longetivity(m): 1:56pm On Mar 15
35million for no damages caused is too much.

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by longetivity(m): 1:56pm On Mar 15
35million for no damages caused is too much.

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by thesicilian: 2:07pm On Mar 15
The church is most likely aggrieved because they've tried to call the bank to repair the little damages and the bank refused to come, thinking the church will forgive and forget. Out of anger the church is claiming 35million damages which is obviously padded. Even if it's helicopter that fell on the house self will the damages reach 35million? grin

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by NoahHadNoArk: 3:33pm On Mar 15
35 million is obviously negotiations


Bank should come up with something, if na 10million na still cash out for church😂


Who say church no be big business?!😂🤣

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by fidelmarshal199: 3:34pm On Mar 15
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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by oluwaseyi0: 4:21pm On Mar 15
NoahHadNoArk:
35 million is obviously negotiations


Bank should come up with something, if na 10million na still cash out for church😂


Who say church no be big business?!😂🤣

lol

many churches collapsing and killing thousands of Christian who will compensate them

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by Righthussle: 4:21pm On Mar 15
Na wa ooo
Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by naija4life247: 4:21pm On Mar 15
The Bank will repair the damaged building
Not even One Naira will be given to the Church. Useless thieves. The House of God was damaged, why are you charging the Bank and not asking for repairs. Ogun kee una Mama.

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by nairalanda1(m): 4:22pm On Mar 15
yarimo:
#35 millions? Criminals claiming religious leaders

The aim of the claim is to make sure the mast owners are careful next time.

At the end, a smaller sum would be settled for, and the mast owners would be extra careful when setting up the mast.

That's the way these things work.

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by bnanny: 4:23pm On Mar 15
Church, a center where greedy men and when search members for money. Church is now all about money not preaching the gospel of God.
A yahoo boy, thieves, Politicians blood money will be prayed for in church alter in front of all congregation.

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by PointZerom: 4:23pm On Mar 15
yarimo:
#35 millions? Criminals claiming religious leaders

Must you show your efulefuism every time?

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by naija4life247: 4:23pm On Mar 15
nairalanda1:


The aim of the claim is to make sure the mast owners are careful next time.

Thieves always support fellow thieving Vagabonds

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by englishmart(m): 4:23pm On Mar 15
Since Tithes and offerings are for God, then let God send down some of that money for the repairs.

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by sofeo(m): 4:23pm On Mar 15
Nice.
Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by osuofia2(m): 4:24pm On Mar 15
yarimo:
#35 millions? Criminals claiming religious leaders
Cursed modafuka

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by Kennitrust(m): 4:24pm On Mar 15
The thing kill person?

Lol
Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by CartelKenneth: 4:24pm On Mar 15
Nigerians are opportunists ehn
35m for that face me I slap u??
😂😂😂😂

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by free2ryhme: 4:25pm On Mar 15
Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by Utanisco(m): 4:25pm On Mar 15
Senate house 2
Akpabio modified

Another pilfering showcase in the blink of 1week in nigeria


Everywhere stealing grin grin
Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by nairalanda1(m): 4:25pm On Mar 15
naija4life247:


Thieves always support fellow thieving Vagabonds

And little children with small minds always miss the point.

Good evening. I did not abuse you, so accept your abuse from me, and keep quiet.

Better calm down...and read my post, with understanding.

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by STEWpid(f): 4:26pm On Mar 15
Chai..


The mast owner should do quick and give the N35m to God for the damages. Jah requires that it should be paid for the Ministry's advancement and growth.




Hope the kparstor was not laying, in-the-form-of-deliverance, on top of those raun-raun (f) species, that Jah wanted to use this strike to wipe him koboko?


Kosi oun tun tun l'abe orun mo.


Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by BRIGHTRIVERS(m): 4:26pm On Mar 15
Budget padding dey different types.
Abeg where the damaged building? Or is the poster still posting? did I comment too fast?
Finally 9ja cannot be better if we, the citizens are no different from those criminals in the red and green chambers

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by mytime24(f): 4:26pm On Mar 15
Nawa

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by BobbieZion(m): 4:27pm On Mar 15
longetivity:
grin

I am telling you.

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by NoSmoking: 4:27pm On Mar 15
Water can spark up?


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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by Azzik: 4:29pm On Mar 15
NoahHadNoArk:
35 million is obviously negotiations


Bank should come up with something, if na 10million na still cash out for church😂


Who say church no be big business?!😂🤣
I don't understand how some of you here reason all because it is a church property, what if it's a private property won't the bank pay for damages, or what if someone or the pastor or his family has lost their lives.
In a sane country the bank will pay heavily for damages.

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Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by id4sho(m): 4:29pm On Mar 15
Clash of Criminals tongue

Pulpit Bandits, money must be made cheesy
Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by muyico(m): 4:29pm On Mar 15
35millions. Not. Much tinz don. Cost now! Cement is almost 20k for a bag now!
Re: Methodist Church Claims ₦35M Damages For Collapsed Mast On Pastor’s Residence by Angelfrost(m): 4:32pm On Mar 15
Okay... I thought Christ preached turning the other cheek, abi the other house?!! tongue

What happened to forgive and pray for your 'enemies'?!!


Well... Hopefully the bank is open to settlement, or they decide to drag it out for years in court.

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