- In less than two days after T.B. Joshua's death, a lot of facts about the late man of God are beginning to spring up
- Until now, most Nigerians never knew that the founder of SCOAN had an uncle who is a chief Imam in Ondo
- The top Islamic cleric, Alhaji Salisu Musa, has expressed deep shock over his nephew's death and revealed that he did not die of any illness
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Ondo - The sudden death of T.B. Joshua, the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) on Sunday, June 6, has triggered reactions from his local and international members, including relatives.
Alhaji Salisu Musa, the chief Imam of Agbaluku Arigidi Akoko in Ondo has spoken on the renowned cleric's demise, Punch reports.
Musa, who happens to be an uncle of the deceased, noted on Sunday hours after his death that his nephew was not sick before passing on to glory.
Moreover, Oba Yisa Olanipekun, the monarch of Akoko, Joshua's hometown, has expressed pain over his death.
Describing the death of the man of God as a rude shock, Olanipekun noted that the prophet was indeed a philanthropist and a lover of peace who brought the town’s name to international glory.
Cleric's last moments
Meanwhile, Joshua, founder of SCOAN was conducting a church service on Saturday, June 5, when he started feeling uncomfortable.
The man of God who was officiating the service left at some point for his apartment.
According to the report, his aides thought it was going to be a quick break but anxiety soon set in when he didn’t return after a long time.
The aides went to check the cause of the delay and found him in an unusual position.
A former aide and close family friend of the late cleric told The Nation that the entire place is to be “sanitised”, though he did not disclose the cause of death.
According to the source, the late cleric had asked most of his aides to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.