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Synagogue: Characters interviewed by BBC on TB Joshua unknown to church

The Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), yesterday, refuted a BBC documentary on its late founder, Temitope Babatunde Joshua, widely known as Prophet TB Joshua.

In a statement signed by its Public Affairs Director, Dare Adejumo, the church described the documentary as unfounded, noting that the characters interviewed in the report were unknown to the church.

While condemning the report, SCOAN begged God to forgive its sponsors, adding that the persecution of divine envoys or servants of God was not new in history.


BBC had, on Monday, released a highly controversial and damning documentary on the late TB Joshua, accusing him of heinous crimes, including rape of some disciples.

SCOAN said BBC World Service’s investigative unit, codenamed Africa Eye, “came out this week with weird and strange episodes of atrocities against our late founder.”

It said to investigate and publish or broadcast reports is the kernel of journalism but to do so outside the ethics and fundamental principles of the profession is an aberration.

“Journalism, as a societal watchdog, requires fairness, balancing and objectivity to command dignity, honour and respect as the fourth estate of the realm.

“BBC has compromised these lofty principles by descending into fictional narratives and propaganda, thus turning itself into a weapon for a hatchet job as gangsters in the garb of journalism with a destructive ulterior motive for personal gains against a perceived enemy.

“Only BBC can best explain why it deviated woefully from true journalism and chose to be dishing junk and feeding the public with stones, called bread, by its offensive and disenchanted reports of disgruntled elements.

“This, to say the least, is insulting to our professional and public intelligence.
One thing is very obvious, hundreds of BBC charades cannot rubbish the indelible footprints of TB Joshua’s legacies on earth again,” SCOAN said.

The church said: “There are thousands of human beings who have received dumbfounding miracles and tremendously benefited from the anointing and grace the Lord endued His servant with.

“Those beneficiaries are all over the place and are lining up and responding angrily to this imperialist broadcasting station. Many of them are in the UK, the home base of the BBC, but which its jaundiced investigative eyes cannot see but only obviously suborned narrators.

“Myriads of broken homes reconciled by TB Joshua are also crying foul of BBC broadcast of iniquity. Uncountable hopeless children drawn from different parts of the world; some brought by their parents while some were picked from drug joints or brothels who have gotten their destinies restored are also pissed off by the offensive reports.”

SCOAN said: “BBC has obviously shot itself in the foot by its compromise and roadside journalism. BBC would not have lost anything if it had gone to the church, even disguised as visitors, in order to have direct experience of what was happening in the church instead of relying on disgruntled and manipulated individuals, some of whom were never known before in SCOAN.

“Some of those identified there are relics of homosexual and lesbian associates. My findings further show that everything the BBC put together is strange to SCOAN.

“One other clearly illogical thing in the charade is the BBC categorical statement that the man of God was involved in all the abuse for over two decades!

“How can that be in a nation governed by law? It shows the station’s crude disrespect and bizarre perception of Nigeria. Where were all those shameless interviewees in all the decades? Was it when the man passed on that they suddenly became awake or came back to their senses? Only a fool will have respect for such charlatans.”


According to SCOAN, this is not only shameful to hear but also insulting, coming from supposedly well-trained reporters. It likened it to calling the dog a bad name so it could be hanged.


The church added: “Thank God, your report exonerated his only wife of any wrong doing throughout the decades of your so-called lopsided investigated work.


“But did you think any wife at all can see and watch all those nonsensical and annoying scenarios you painted for decades and still keep silent? I am yet to read or see such a woman in the universe!


“This is illogical, irritating, incomprehensible, unfathomable and satanically dubious and malicious.”

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