Former disciples of the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), the late Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua, better known as TB Joshua, have spoken about the inexplicably incredible power that he had and wielded over them. In a three-part documentary titled, Disciples: The Cult of TB Joshua, released by the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Africa Eye, in which over 25 former disciples let the world into murky details about the atrocities the man allegedly committed ranging from rape to forced abortions to child abuse to physical abuse and so on, the disclosures revolved around one thing; the power and aura the man possessed.
One of the disciples, a British lady named Rae, who claimed to have spent 12 years in the Lagos compound of SCOAN after abandoning her degree education to become a disciple at age 21 and was sexually assaulted by the cleric for 2 years, noted that Joshua was more powerful than Satan.
Rae said about the late clergyman’s power:
“Just by him walking into a building, the evil spirit in him will start shaking about.
“He’s so powerful, more powerful than Satan himself.”
Another disciple, identified as Bisola, recounted that the whole compound revolved around Joshua with everyone trying to outdo the other fellow to please him.
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All the witnesses spoke about the regimented lifestyle they were subjected to with many of their everyday liberties taken from them. They also spoke about living lives of perpetual servitude to Joshua in the compound.