A new blame game has ensued between the roof supplier, Mr. Idorenyin White and the Site Supervisor, Mr. Aniedi Augustine, following last Saturday’s Reigners’ Bible Church collapse.
The duo are accusing one another over the collapsed structure.
While Idorenyin, who handled the iron roofing of the church building, exonerated himself, saying all the pieces of advice he gave when he noticed some abnormalities in the building were ignored by the site engineer and supervisor, Mr. Augustine, the site engineer, said that the problem was not the structure but the roof, adding that he did not in any way direct that the scaffold be pulled out of the suspending roof.
But Idoreyin the Managing Director of White Steel Integrated Services explained that a day before the consecration of Apostle Weeks as Bishop, he told the construction committee members from the church that the scaffold that was inside the church should not be removed but nobody listened to him because the church have senior engineers.
Idoreyin blamed the cause of the collapsed church building on civil work and not from the roofing that he supplied to the church for the construction.
He added that the roof was heavier than the construction which was 50 per cent done.
His said: “On Friday the building has an issue. I called the site manager and showed him that this building has a problem and he saw it with me and he said that after the programme on Saturday that the building will be reinforced.
“I told the construction committee members of the church that the scaffold that was inside the church should not be removed but there was a lot of quarrel between me and the church because of the scaffold.
“Even another engineer said that the scaffold should not be removed until everything is being completed because the construction was still ongoing. So, the roof was heavier than the construction which was 50 per cent done.
“Earnestly speaking, I really advised that the scaffold should not be removed but nobody listened because they have senior engineers in the church.
“ So the fault is not from us, the fault is from the civil work.”
The consecration service of Apostle Akan Weeks as Bishop was in progress when his church building collapsed Killing many worshipers and maiming others.