After Nigerian media reported on Sunday that a woman had surfaced, levelling a rape allegation against T.B Joshua. The Synagogue Church of All Nations( SCOAN), has reacted to the video making the rounds on social media where a placard-carrying woman accused its founder, Prophet T. B Joshua of rape.
The statement read, “Since the beginning of the week, one of the topic that hasn’t left the mouth of the public is the rape issue happening everywhere, there has been allegations on men of God and one of the most recent is that of Prophet TB Joshua, the founder of Synagogue church of all nations.
SCOAN described the lady as mentally ill in a statement made available media on Tuesday.
“A lady, identified as Bisola Johnson has been parading herself as a victim of rape by the man of God, in the light of Biodun Fatoyinbo’s case.
“She revealed that she was kept captive in SCOAN for 14 years and was raped for same 14 years by Prophet TB Joshua.
‘In response to this, the church has released a video of the said woman during her first appearancein the church, she made it known in the video that she willingly came to SCOAN for deliverance from the spirit of death and after some time, she vanished.
In a part of the video, she is seen saying: “My name is Bisola. I have acted as an enemy of God rather than a friend. And today, I am coming back as a prodigal daughter, so that God will forgive me; so that the Man of God will forgive me and the church, Synagogue, will forgive me…I have been rebelious. When I left the SCOAN, nobody asked me to leave. I am asking God (kneels) to forgive me.”
A flamboyant pastor in Nigeria has stepped aside from his church after a celebrity photographer accused him of raping her twice before she turned 18. Biodun Fatoyinbo denied the allegation by Busola Dakolo, who is married to popular musician Timi Dakolo.
He said he was taking “leave of absence from the pulpit” because it was the “right thing to do”.Ms Dakolo’s allegation went viral on social media, with some saying it had triggered Nigeria’s #MeToo moment.The social media campaign has led to thousands of people sharing their stories of sexual abuse and harassment since 2017.