The Nollywood actress Rita Edochie claims that the most recent BBC documentary on the late pastor TB Joshua is a “insult to the black people.”
A three-part documentary by BBC Africa Eye that featured eyewitness accounts of rape, torture, and forced abortions purportedly carried out by the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) was released on Monday.
The cleric died on June 5, 2021 at the age of 57.
In the documentary, some former churchgoers said that TB Joshua had sexually assaulted, tortured, and coerced women into getting abortions inside the church in Lagos state’s Ikotun neighborhood.
Since then, people have been debating the documentary on social media and have expressed a range of perspectives.
Rita weighed in on the issue and called the documentary a “insult to the body of Christ” on her Instagram page.
The actress argued that white people “never believe that anything good can come out of the black race”.
The film star also alleged that the documentary is an attempt to tarnish TB Joshua “due to his global popularity”.
“I have listened to some persons, criticise insulted and blackmailed the late prophet TB Joshua on the social media,” she wrote.
“I feel really sorry for human beings, the black man particularly some of our bloggers, who often pick and escalate on any topic without really investigating, just for the sake of money.
“We no longer respect the dead and allow them to be. The world has turned to something else and like I always say the devil has taken over the world.
“The problem with our people is that they are always in a hurry to jump into conclusions in matters that require investigation.
“Some report matters as if they were at the scene. Report matters as if they were at the scene. This story about the late TB Joshua which is more of insult on the blacks and the body of Christ, we learnt started from the BBC.
“But one thing we fail to realise is that the white man never believes that anything good can come out of the black race, they therfore look for the slightest opportunity to rubbish anything good that comes out of there, particularly when it poses a challenge to them.
“The white brought Christianity to Africa and other parts of the world.
“I have seen a lot of white evangelist, pastors and prophets, but none both living and dead is as popular as the late prophet TB Joshua.
“Don’t forget that it’s the same white man who said they investigated the late prophet TB Joshua for good fifteen years and came up with the conclusion that he was a real man of god.
“This same late tb joshua was invited by different governments and presidents from the white man’s country to pray for them.
“They treated him like a king and watched him perform a lot of healing and miracles on their soil, he was honoured and respected in the white man’s land more than Africa.
“The u-turn. because Africans are beginning to be religious conscious with the present happening in the body of Christ which is not in conformity with the Christian doctrine, the white man has become jittery and shall get to any length to discredit all men of god from Africa. the latest story from the pope asking men of god to bless gay couples which didn’t go down well with Africans who see it as against the will of god and many others.”
Eedris Abdulkareem earlier argued that the British public service broadcaster “lacked the justification to condemn any African man”.