Written by Laraba Murey

T.B. Joshua denies rape allegations, says accuser ‘unstable’

After decades of being accused of rape by one Bisola Johnson, the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, has absolved its founder, Temitope Joshua, all allegations of rape, releasing a series of old videos to portray an accuser as dishonest and unstable.

Johnson has over the decade accused the senior pastor of SCOAN of molestation and rape of church members, including herself.

Ms Johnson, an author, said Mr Joshua held her captive for about 14 years.

“I was sexually molested by T.B. Joshua,” Ms Johnson said. “I was trapped in Synogague Church for 14 years.” She also alleged that children, ages eight, 11 and 14, were molested inside the church.

In a story first published by Premium Times, the church said Ms Joshua has been unstable for so many years, and urged the public to disregard his claims because they lacked credibility.

A series of videos released by the church showed how Ms Johnson had been accusing Mr Joshua of rape for more than a decade, and how she always returned after each allegation to ‘confess’ and recant.

“My name is Bisola. I have acted as an enemy of God rather than a friend. And today, I am coming back as a prodigal daughter, so that God will forgive me; so that the Man of God will forgive me and the church, Synagogue, will forgive me,” she said in a video. “I have been rebellious. When I left the SCOAN, nobody asked me to leave. I am asking God (kneels) to forgive me.”

In another video, Ms Johnson knelt down, sobbing and seemingly sorry about the controversies she had courted.

She blamed her rape accusations against Mr Joshua on migraines which she had suffered for so many years, and promised to get treatments for it.

 

“I will never come to this place in this form again,” she said to a gathering of church members.

Mr Joshua remarked that Ms Johnson’s habitual allegations and apologies had made it difficult to take her ‘confessions’ seriously, but she insisted that she would never accuse him of rape, molestation and other grievous abuses again.

 

 

After decades of being accused of rape by one Bisola Johnson, the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, has absolved its founder, Temitope Joshua, all allegations of rape, releasing a series of old videos to portray an accuser as dishonest and unstable.

Johnson has over the decade accused the senior pastor of SCOAN of molestation and rape of church members, including herself.

Ms Johnson, an author, said Mr Joshua held her captive for about 14 years.

“I was sexually molested by T.B. Joshua,” Ms Johnson said. “I was trapped in Synogague Church for 14 years.” She also alleged that children, ages eight, 11 and 14, were molested inside the church.

In a story first published by Premium Times, the church said Ms Joshua has been unstable for so many years, and urged the public to disregard his claims because they lacked credibility.

A series of videos released by the church showed how Ms Johnson had been accusing Mr Joshua of rape for more than a decade, and how she always returned after each allegation to ‘confess’ and recant.

“My name is Bisola. I have acted as an enemy of God rather than a friend. And today, I am coming back as a prodigal daughter, so that God will forgive me; so that the Man of God will forgive me and the church, Synagogue, will forgive me,” she said in a video. “I have been rebellious. When I left the SCOAN, nobody asked me to leave. I am asking God (kneels) to forgive me.”

In another video, Ms Johnson knelt down, sobbing and seemingly sorry about the controversies she had courted.

She blamed her rape accusations against Mr Joshua on migraines which she had suffered for so many years, and promised to get treatments for it.

 

“I will never come to this place in this form again,” she said to a gathering of church members.

Mr Joshua remarked that Ms Johnson’s habitual allegations and apologies had made it difficult to take her ‘confessions’ seriously, but she insisted that she would never accuse him of rape, molestation and other grievous abuses again.

 

 

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