Prophet T.B. Joshua Is Dead At 57 As Lagos Commissioner Reveals How He Died
Fabenmedia Nigeria reports that Temitope Balogun Joshua, a frontline Nigerian preacher and televangelist, has died, family sources told Peoples Gazette.
Mr Joshua, the founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), died in Lagos on Saturday evening shortly after concluding a programme at his church, The Gazette learnt from family sources who did not want to be quoted as an official statement was still being prepared. He was 57.
The cause of death was not immediately disclosed to The Gazette, but family sources said his remains had been deposited at the morgue and an autopsy would be performed forthwith.
Mr Joshua reigned for several decades as a fiery preacher on television, using his platform to attract a large number of Christians from across the world. Emmanuel TV, run by Mr Joshua’s SCOAN, is one of Nigeria’s largest Christian broadcast stations, available worldwide via digital and terrestrial switches.
In 2014, his church was at the centre of a multi-national investigation following a section of his church headquarters in Lagos collapsed, leaving dozens killed and many more injured.
Mr Joshua denied allegations of negligence and a trial over the incident was still underway prior to his demise.
Last Video Of Prophet T.B Joshua Before His Death Pops Up Online
This was after a family source disclosed to the media that the pastor died after he concluded a program in his church on Saturday evening.
The cause of the death of the renowned preacher is still unknown but the body has been deposited at the morgue for autopsy and preservation according to the source.
Well, the last video of T.B. Joshua before his sudden demise has popped up on social media which has sparked reactions as to whether he knew about his death before it happened.
In the video, T.B Joshua was explaining his reason for refusing to celebrate his 58th birthday which is scheduled for June 12, 2021.
According to him, it will not be easy for him to celebrate his 58th birthday due to present circumstances. He said that some of the people who would like to celebrate his birthday with him are troubled by the situations and hardship happening across the world.
In view of that, T.B Joshua declared his birthday to be a day of fasting and prayers instead of a celebration because there are more birthdays ahead of him.
Watch the video below:
How TB Joshua Died: Lagos CP Odumosu
Lagos Police Commissioner (CP) Hakeem Odumosu has offered some insight into how Pastor Joshua died Saturday night.
Joshua, he said, was officially pronounced dead by a hospital around 3am.
“It is true he is dead. I do not know the cause of his death yet. But the information we have is that he was conducting service. Along the line, he felt uncomfortable, walked to his apartment himself and never came back.
“His people thought he probably wanted to rest or refresh but when they didn’t see him after a long while, they went in search of him and found him in an unusual position.
“The service started in the evening. But it was around 3am that he was pronounced dead by a hospital.”
The church said Joshua’s last words to his members were “watch and pray.”
He was said to have also reminded them there was time for everything before he left the church hall.