Actress Madam Saje has reacted to a scathing BBC documentary about founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) the late Prophet TB Joshua.
The three-part damning documentary published on Monday, January 8 alleged that he engaged in r3pe and other sexual atrocities before his death.
BBC Africa Eye said it spoke with 16 of Joshua’s former disciples who provided first-hand testimony of sexual assault or rape by Joshua.
Identifying herself only with her first name, Victoria said Joshua ordered some of his most trusted Nigerian disciples to help identify new victims. The group was informally known as the “fishing department” and she said it ultimately coerced her into joining.
Jessica Kaimu, now a broadcast journalist in Namibia, said she was just 17 and a virgin when Joshua raped her in the bathroom of his penthouse, within weeks of her becoming a disciple.
Some former disciples of Joshua claimed they were made to work, without pay, for long hours each day – running all aspects of SCOAN. They said sleep deprivation was routine, with lights left on in the dormitories at night.
Reacting to the allegations via the on Monday, Madam Saje said the late televangelist’s legacy cannot be destroyed with dirty lies.
The veteran actress whose real name is Fausat Balogun shared one of Joshua’s sermons saying:
“So true! You touched many lives, fought a good fight, stood till the end and established a great and enduring legacy.
No man or institution can destroy it with dirty lies: not even the BBC! Rest on peace Joshua.
We are and shall always be very proud of you.”