A Lagos high court sitting at Ikeja is still trying to unravel the extent of involvement of Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua of Synagogue church of all Nation with young girls under age 14-16 years in his church.
Two of the young ladies Motunrayo Abiola (16) and Oluwaseyi Abiola (14), alleged that Pastor Joshua defiled them as he did to several other girls of their age in his church. The parent of the girls instituted the suit against Joshua and the matter is still pending, though, Joshua denied the allegation. Indeed, these are trying period for Prophet Joshua as Cameroonian government; last week blacklisted him, saying he is an agent of Satan hoodwinking unsuspecting members of the public with diabolical miracles
Cameroon foreign affairs minister, Mr. Henri Eyebe Ayissi, in an official communiqué issued last week titled ‘the devil is in the house” described T.B Joshua as a ‘son of the devil pretending to be a man of God’.
The minister warned hundreds of Cameroonians trooping to Lagos, south west Nigeria, for miracles in Joshua church, to desist from talking the trip or face the consequences.
The communiqué read ‘this is motivated by the painful and shameful fact that Cameroonian men and women in search of deliverance and blessing once in that church find themselves in bestial and pitiable conditions.
“women are raped, pilgrims dispossessed of their belongings and left to sleep on the street at the mercy of gangs, and this is without other cases that are not recorded at the Cameroonian embassy in Lagos that the victims are too ashamed to narrate their infernal odysseys once they are out of hell’ similarly, service came to a hart at Christ temple international ministry, 9, olaniyi street, orerepo area, Egbeda Lagos.
When Lagos based business man Abdu Jubril storm the Church while Sunday service was going on and attempted to stab Pastor Joshua Eloma.
Jubril alleged that the Man Of God is sleeping with his wife Loveth who abandoned her matrimonial home and three children and started living in the church. The business Man action threw the church into confusion as member who had come to worship ran helter-skelter to save their lives. Timely intervention of the Police at Idimu prevented the situation from degenerating further.
The Police hauled Abdu before magistrate (Mrs) M.S Sholebo accusing him of behaving in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace. In her observation, the magistrate said the Pastor should have referred the matter to the welfare department of the State Rather than assuming Jurisdiction since the husband was not a member of the church. She said the matter degenerated because the proper channel in the Law was not followed.
An alleged sex scandal at the Aboru area of Lagos Catholic church, which led to the impregnating of an 18-year old lady, is a subject of litigation at Lagos high court.
Recently, a daily news paper ran article captioned: Priest impregnated an 18 year old girl.” Though, the paper withheld the name of the Priest, but Rev. Father Martin ukwakwe said publication smeared him and therefore slammed #500million libel suit against the paper.
He averred that there is only one Catholic Church in Aboru and that he is the only Priest of the Catholic Church in the area. The Pastor of cherubim and seraphim Church in Ikorodu, Eli Waku, was arrested and charge to court by the Police at Owutu Police Station for allegedly stealing a Bajaj bolter Motorcycle.
The accused had gone to a church in Mowokekere area of Ikorodu for a night vigil and during the church service, sneaked out at about 3.a.m and stole the bike. A team of crack of Police detectives, acting on a tip-of, recovered the motorcycle from him in his church.