In January 2024, the BBC released the results of a two-year investigation, stating that TB Joshua made extensive efforts to conceal the facts surrounding a building collapse on the premises of his church in 2014. Legit.ng reported that Joshua and his Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) have frequently been embroiled in controversies. In a video shared on its official X (formerly Twitter) account on Saturday, January 20, the BBC suggested that the structural collapse serves as a symbol of the challenges during TB Joshua's leadership.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has said it has uncovered new evidence televangelist, TB Joshua, hid dead bodies, to cover up his alleged role in the collapse of a building which killed 116 people at his church in 2014.
"He bought the whole system."#BBCAfricaEye has uncovered new evidence Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua hid dead bodies and intimidated families, to cover up his role in the collapse of a building which killed 116 people at his church in 2014.
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) January 20, 2024
📽️ https://t.co/h2ytNt3SaF pic.twitter.com/9tkR4W5XpQRecall a BBC Africa Eye exposé had accused the late cleric of multiple crimes.
Joshua covered up Lagos building collapse – BBC The BBC’s three-part documentary published on its official YouTube page featured several former SCOAN members. These individuals, hailing from Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and other countries, and having resided at the Synagogue in Lagos, shared accounts of suppression, alleged sexual assault, manipulation, and other abuses attributed to the late cleric.
BBC said Joshua intimidated family members of the deceased to cover up his alleged role in the fatal collapse. Joshua has linked the tragedy to a strange aircraft “hovering” above the building shortly before it collapsed.
A video was released on YouTube that showed an alleged drone hovering around the building before its collapse. However, authorities in Lagos attributed the incident to structural failure.
Legit.ng reports that the collapse is one of the worst disasters to ever strike a place of worship in Africa. Insiders from TB Joshua’s SCOAN presented evidence of what caused the incident nearly 10 years ago. It comes after alleged evidence uncovered by the BBC showed TB Joshua, the founder of one of the world’s biggest Christian evangelical churches, reportedly caused widespread abuse and torture. Watch the video below