After the death of Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, the founder of Synagogue Church for All Nations (SCOAN) and Emmanuel TV, his hometown of Arigidi-Akoko, Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State and other adjoining communities have continued to mourn his passing.
According to the report, the Arigidi-Akoko communities, markets, and shops were shut down on Monday shutdown as the locals of the community were yet to accept fact that TB Joshua was dead.
All the community, women, and youths embarked on a procession as a sign of mourning and as well to bid the man of God farewell.
Also, many sympathizers gathered in the community to commiserate with the monarch and the people over the sudden development.
The sympathizers were seen trooping to the Palace of Zaki of Arigidi and the home of late T.B Joshua’s elder brother with condolence registers opened in both places with notable personalities within and outside the state signing them.
Recall that Prophet T.B Joshua, who was regarded as the shining light of the community, died over the weekend with news of his demise filtering into Arigidi in the early hours of Sunday.
While lamenting on the sudden dismiss of the man of God, Mr. Abimbola Balogun, who is his immediate elder brother, stated that it would take a long time to be healed from the development, saying he was a blessing to Akokoland and humanity as a whole.
Just as the monarch of Arigidi Akoko, Oba Yisa Olanipekun, spoke glowingly of the late cleric, another Akoko Monarch, the Onigedegede of Igedegede, Oba Walidu Sanni, recalled how the late T.B Joshua extended his philanthropic and charitable gestures to widows, orphans, and disabled in other communities aside from his country home.
While paying a condolence visit to the family, Akoko northwest Council boss, Ayodele Akande, said the entire Akokoland had lost one of its shining lights and prayed to God to console the family and the community.
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