Panama Papers: TB Joshua owns company in offshore haven
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Panama Papers: TB Joshua owns company in offshore haven

- TB Joshua and wife are latest Nigerians to be implicated in Panama Papers leaks

- Pastor reached for comments on the latest revelations

- Aide says he is unable to talk on phone, demands an e-mail

- Prophet has since kept mum over the said implication

Top Nigerian clergyman, Prophet Temitope Joshua has been implicated in the leaked documents by a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca.

According to Premium Times, TB Joshua, the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations and his wife, Evelyn, own Chillon Consultancy Limited, a company incorporated on June 20, 2006 at the British Virgin Island (BVI).

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The report shows that the pair own one ordinary share each, although the company which has registration number 1033675, is authorized to issue a maximum "50,000 no par value Shares of a single class."

The businesses that were transacted with the shell company having no physical presence in Tortola, the largest and most inhabited island at the British Virgin Island, is yet unknown at the time of filing this report.

Premium Times reports that Chillon Consultancy Limited uses the office address of its registered agent, Mossack Fonseca (Akara Bldg., 24 De Castro Street, Wickhams Cay 1, Road Town, Tortola) as its 'location' in the British Virgin Island.

TB Joshua, popularly known for his many predictions and prophecies, is the second Nigerian mega preacher known to have offshore companies in tax havens.

Last year, Sahara Reporters claimed that the preacher who owns Emmanuel tv, one of the most viewed Christian satellite station, bought a Gulfstream G550 aircraft in April 2015.

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The jet which was reportedly registered as “Synagogue Of Nations,” was said to have been purchased using the Bank Of Utah trustee as front.

Findings show that a Gulfstream G550 is sold for as much a $45 million and could be maintained for nothing less than $3 million yearly.

Efforts to have the comments of the radical preacher respond to the revelations proved futile as a person who reportedly picked his phone when he was called last week said that he was not available to take calls.

And the e-mail sent to them by Premium Times remained unattended to as well.

TB Joshua is not the only prominent Nigerian involved in the scandal as Senate president, Bukola Saraki; his predecessor, David Mark, were also fingered in the leaks.

Both have since denied any involvement in the said revelation by the law firm in Panama.


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