Members of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) who thronged the church in numbers on Sunday to mourn the death of their church’s founder, Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as Prophet T.B. Joshua, were locked outside the premises by security personnel.
The church confirmed the death of Joshua, aged 57, in an Instagram post on the verified page of the late prophet on Sunday.
The popular televangelist died on Saturday evening shortly after finishing a programme in the church in Lagos State.
Following the confirmation, many members descended on the church’s premises to weep over the sudden demise of T.B. Joshua, but were denied entry.
They expressed shock over the development, with some saying he ministered on Saturday on the church’s satellite television channel, Emmanuel TV.
Meanwhile, just as the mourners were still trying to come to terms with Joshua’s death, soldiers dressed in military camouflage stormed the church’s premises and lowered the flags at the church at half-mast.
A church member, who pleaded anonymity, told Newsbreak that the soldiers stormed the premises early in the morning to lower the flags at half-mast, probably as a sign to mourn the death of T.B. Joshua.
It, however, remains unknown who sent the soldiers to lower the flags.
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