Synagogue Church Challenges BBC Documentary on TB Joshua

Synagogue Church Challenges BBC Documentary on TB Joshua

The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has refuted the claims made in a BBC documentary focused on the late Temitope Babatunde Joshua, commonly known as TB Joshua, the founder of SCOAN.

In response to the documentary, SCOAN has labeled it as baseless, asserting that the individuals interviewed in the report are unfamiliar to the church.

In a statement signed by the church’s Public Affairs Director, Mr Dare Adejumo, SCOAN aimed to dispel any misconceptions arising from the documentary.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) had reported on the controversial BBC documentary released on Monday, accusing TB Joshua of various crimes, including rape, against some members.

The SCOAN statement addressed the BBC World Services investigative unit, Africa Eye, stating, “To investigate and publish or broadcast reports is a central tenet of journalism, but to do so outside the ethics and fundamental principles of the profession is an aberration.”

The church emphasized that journalism, as a societal watchdog, requires fairness, balance, and objectivity to maintain its status as the fourth estate of the realm with dignity and respect. According to SCOAN, the BBC compromised these principles by delving into fictional narratives and propaganda, transforming itself into a tool for a potentially malicious agenda, akin to gangsters masquerading as journalists.

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