Temitope Balogun Joshua, Nigerian preacher, televangelist, and founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) was reported dead by many online newspapers on Saturday night.
However, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, and Joshua’s friend, waved the various reports off as false.
In his words: “The story that is being peddled around by some fake news merchants that my dearest friend and brother, Prophet T.B. Joshua of SCOAN, is dead is FALSE.
“It is FAKE NEWS in its most hideous form. The Prophet is alive and well and he shall live long and prosper. Glory hallelujah!”.
Reports had said the Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations(SCOAN) died after concluding a church
The clergyman, popularly known as Prophet T.B. Joshua, who was famous for his miracles, philanthropy and prophecies, according to those reports, died in Lagos on Saturday evening, shortly after concluding a programme at his church. He was 57.
Though the cause of death was, as those reports had it, not known at the time of filing this report, his body had been deposited at the morgue and was awaiting autopsy.
Joshua, born and raised in Arigidi Akoko in Ondo State, Nigeria, was known across the globe as a miracle worker and fiery preacher on television who used his platform to attract many in search of healing from across the globe. Many prominent individuals, including presidents, celebrities and politicians visited his church headquarters in Lagos for prayers and, also, to seek the face of God.