“BBC report on TB Joshua ill-conceived, attempt to rubbish Africans”
A concerned Nigerian and rights activist, Mr. Paul Njoku has described the recent exposition on the late Prophet Temitope Joshua as an ill-conceived documentary targeted at further denigrating the black race.
Njoku made the position known in a statement made available to Church Times on Tuesday, January 9
Prophet T. B. Joshua was the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations. He died on June 5, 2021. BBC released a documentary on him detailing accounts of people who allegedly suffered sexual abuse at his hands.
Njoku in his statement however said the report on the late cleric won’t be complete until BBC puts its searchlight on other prominent pastors across the globe with shady lifestyles.
While alleging that the BBC had over the years closed its eyes to similar atrocities in the Western world, he said, “I can only take them (BBC) seriously if they can bring back TB Joshua to life for interfaces, investigation, and prosecution.
“The BBC which indirectly champions gay union and same-sex practices in Africa hasn’t documented the flame of insecurity and unbridled corruption in Nigeria including how Africans were looted, raped, and under-developed by the British.”
Njoku said rather than report the evil the whites committed against the black race over the years, the medium revels in its “defamation against a man in his grave who at the moment can’t be seen to defend himself upon prosecution.”
He said further, “I don’t care whatever denigration they wanted to push to their targeted audience to believe against TB. Joshua, the assumption is quite akin to the descriptions or definition of agenda-setting theory which states that it is the media that gives importance to its topics. The more the media focuses on certain issues, the more likely the public perceives such issues as important and therefore demand action.”
He wondered who would be prosecuted even if the alleged victims’ of TB Joshua’s manipulation decided to go to court. “The question remains who are they going to take action against? Is it going to be an action against the dead, the Joshua family the church building, or the church congregation?
Njoku reasoned that the report wouldn’t serve any of such purpose but rather was designed to rubbish the image of Africans and cast doubt in people’s minds about the Christian faith.
He however said, “We shall push all perceived falsehood back to BBC News Africa and tell them to stop the modern mental slavery in African Pentecostalism and religion. The BBC allegations against TB Joshua should be ignored by all and sundry and the world at large till TB Joshua is brought back to life to face interrogation and prosecution by the BBC and the victims. I ask again, where was the BBC when TB Joshua was alive?”