An old video of late prophet TB Joshua, founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) dismissing criticisms as “Free adverts” emerges amidst damning BBC documentaries exposing atrocities at the preacher’s Lagos church before his death.
In the video, TB Joshua said he had no signpost for his church because critics did free adverts for him with their criticism of his church.
“God has given his ministries adverts. Every ministry has free adverts. What you say about me is an advert to me.”
“I have been using this adverts for many years. This is why I do not have adverts.” He said in the video.TB Joshua dismisses criticism as free adverts
Over 30 former staff member and worshipers at SCOAN were interviewed by the BBC in the documentary that took two years to complete. In an interview, some old staff of the Joshua said that the preacher exploited many ladies who worked under him sexually and manipulated them into a cult-like following that was blind to the outside world.
The videos have led DSTV to delist Emmanuel TV, a 24.7 TV station owned by the preacher’s church, which is now run by his wife, Evelyn Joshua, from its cable network.
The preacher was also accused of arranging fake miracles, torturing of his staff and misinforming the public on the details of a collapsed building belonging to the church which snatched the lives of almost 100 persons in 2014.
TB Joshua died in 2021 while taking a short rest after anchoring an evening program at his church in Ikotun, Lagos, Nigeria. New details now suggest he died days after victims started granting interviews to the BBC as part of the documentary currently trending.