Prophet Temitope Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) was conducting a church service when he suddenly felt uncomfortable, it has been revealed.
According to the Lagos Police Commissioner (CP), Hakeem Odumosu, he was officially pronounced dead by a hospital around 3 am.
Odomuso said: “It is true he is dead. I do not know the cause of his death yet. But the information we have is that he was conducting service, along the line, he felt uncomfortable, walked to his apartment himself, and never came back.
“The service started in the evening. But it was around 3 am that he was pronounced dead by a hospital.”
The church said Joshua’s last words to his members were “watch and pray.”
He was said to have also reminded them there was time for everything before he left the church hall.
Born on June 12, 1963, Prophet TB Joshua died six days to his 58th birthday.
It was gathered that Joshua had walked out of the church to his apartment when he felt uncomfortable during the service that commenced around 6 pm on Saturday.
Although it was not clear at what point he left the hall, it was learnt he had officiated the service for some hours before he stepped out.
His aides and members, it was gathered, thought he was going for a quick break but became anxious when he didn’t return after a long time.
When he did not return, his aides went to check on him but found him in an uncomfortable/unusual position.