Nigerian popular pastor, T.B Joshua, has reacted to reports in Kenyan linking him with a lawyer who murdered his wife and committed suicide in the East African country.
Prophet denies ties with Kenyan wife killer
Several reports have emerged from Kenya, linking the Nigerian Prophet with a man who horribly killed and mutilated his wife.
Paul Magu on Wednesday, November 26 committed suicide after killing and mutilating his wife’s body. The couple’s three children (Allen, 9, Ryan, 8, Tiffany muthoni, 5) are missing after Paul Magu killed his wife and took his own life. Several reports have emerged in Kenyan press reporting ties between the man and the Lagos-based Synagogue Church of God leader.
“Could the dead parents of the three missing children in Nairobi have been members of a religious cult? That was one of the theories that detectives were pursuing Monday after the family revealed to them that lawyer Paul Magu and his wife Lydia Wangui were staunch followers of controversial Nigerian TB Joshua's Synagogue Church of All Nations (Scoan)," this was the introduction to a report of the police probe into the death of the man and his wife by Kenyan news website .
The report revealed that the police investigations have revealed that the late Paul Magu’s passport indicated that he had travelled to Nigeria over 20 times since 2009 to attend T.B Joshua’s church. According to the report, detectives are now following a possible cult link between the bizarre death of Paul Magu and the Nigerian televangelist T.B Joshua as members of the family of the late couple have revealed that the couple was staunch followers of the controversial pastor.
T.B Joshua in a statement posted on his Facebook page however denied any ties with the Kenyan man, stating that the reports linking the man to him are untrue and that even if the man had visited his church, he never had any personal contact with him.
“Thousands of people come here with their problems from around the world. This may be one of the people that came with depression and a spirit of suicide for deliverance. If he was delivered here, perhaps he lost his deliverance. He may have gone back to his past life. Because you come here for prayer does not mean you are a friend of Jesus. It is only when you maintain your relationship with Him – that makes you a friend,” T.B Joshua says in the statement.
T.B Joshua also revealed that some Kenyans must have hated him so much as they have always reported false news about him. “Kenyans, remember that this is not the first time false rumours have been spread concerning me in your nation. Several rumours were spread online previously that I had prophesied Al-Shabaab terrorists would kidnap and kill Kenya’s President. Why this hatred for me in Kenya? This is a religious spirit,” part of the statement reads.
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