Man of God? Or Predatory Cult Leader?: BBC Releases Documentary of Alleged Crimes of TB Joshua

Man of God? Or Predatory Cult Leader?: BBC Releases Documentary of Alleged Crimes of TB Joshua

  • The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) released an eye-opening documentary of three episodes
  • The three-episode documentary was on the life of the late Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua, the Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN)
  • The documentary gave in-depth revelation on the crimes and manipulation schemes of his disciples and members during his lifetime

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has released a documentary focusing on the life of the late Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua, the Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).

The investigative documentary, presented by the BBC program "Africa Eye," debuted the first segment of its three-part documentary on January 8, 2024.

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The BBC documentary of TB Joshua's alleged crimes is in three parts
TB Joshua founded SCOAN in 1987 and it is headquartered in Ikotun, Lagos State. Photo Credit: Mathew Ashton and Pius Utomi Ekpei
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In a preview shared on January 7, four women and a man shared their accounts of experiences they claim to have had under Joshua, who passed away on June 5, 2021.

After establishing SCOAN in 1987, Joshua served as its leader until his passing.

Following his death, his wife Evelyn assumed leadership of the ministry. Born on June 12, 1963, Joshua founded SCOAN, its headquarters in the Ikotun area of Lagos State.

T.B Joshua's controversies

T.B. Joshua gained prominence as a charismatic and controversial Christian leader. His ministry was known for emphasising miracles, faith healing, and prophecies.

SCOAN became a global destination for those seeking spiritual guidance and healing.

Joshua's teachings often included messages of love, forgiveness, and the power of faith.

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Throughout his career, T.B. Joshua faced both acclaim and criticism.

Some praised him for his humanitarian efforts and philanthropy and reported miraculous healings.

However, others questioned the authenticity of his miracles and raised concerns about the lack of transparency in his ministry.

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"I need prayer": T.B Joshua’s widow Evelyn tells church members years after her husband's death

In another report, Pastor Evelyn Joshua, wife of the late Prophet TB Joshua, addressed the congregation at SCOAN in Lagos on her 55th birthday, expressing the need for prayers.

The SCOAN leader emphasised the importance of prayer and urged the congregation to celebrate her by reaching out to others in love.

Pastor Evelyn took over SCOAN after her husband's sudden death in June 2021 following a succession battle.

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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