Occasionally at TB Joshua Watch we receive testimonies from people to go on our site, but we don’t put them up. We strive to only publish testimonies that we can verify, because we do not want to be responsible for spreading untruths.
A few weeks ago we received a testimony from a man called Nosa Osaghae (pictured). He said that he had been beaten and tortured by security guards within the walls of SCOAN. It was one of the most shocking testimonies we have received so far, and we were initially hesitant to publish it. However, two things gave us the confidence to go ahead. Firstly Nosa insisted that we use his real name and feature his picture (everyone who has used their real name so far has been ruthlessly slandered on SCOAN blogs). Secondly, we were able to verify key parts of his story by speaking to disciples who were present in SCOAN at the time.
Read his account below, then the same story from a former disciple who was there at the time.
They were beating me with their fists, boots and batons as well as persistently shocking my bare and exposed body they had stripped for that purpose as well as my exposed head with special black hand-held electric shockers that looked like police batons; which sent live electric current coursing through every fiber and nerve cell of my body, which felt like thousands of voltage that paralyzed my body and cause my body to be convulsing, with nerve wracking spasms; while I would be feeling my brain begin to fry right under my scalp as they ‘rubbed’ these electric rods all over my head; with their church ministers and members both male and female, blacks and whites, standing by to watch the Hammer House of Horror show as I was being tortured; and not a single one of them had the Godly and Christian conscience to tell them to stop torturing a human being like themselves right inside their so called ‘House of God’; while the church official or inquisitor who was interrogating me with a camera man standing beside him and videotaping the entire torture scene for their viewing delight and entertainment; had a microphone in one hand and a big Bible in his other hand, with the obvious and evident consent, approval and blessing of their so called leader a.k.a Man in the Synagogue who purportedly calls himself a prophet of God! All this was happening right there, inside the church premises to my ghastly surprise and unbelievable amazement!
Apparently, the offence I committed against this Antichrist Church and Synagogue of Satan was that: I traveled over a thousand kilometers all the way from the capital city called Abuja to that church in the city of Lagos which is its international headquarters, to deliver a prophetic message from the Lord to a particular member of the church; who was indeed a foreigner and apparently a senior minister in the church. What was the message? The Lord said I should go and tell them to leave SCOAN and join another ministry into which He was calling them! That was all!
The funny thing was that the same disciple even confirmed it to me, by telling me that they had been receiving dreams, visions and revelations of exactly what had I come to tell them. For me that was ample proof that this message was from the Lord, which I had always known; as I too had confirmed it myself before embarking on such a long journey to meet such a mystery person; whom as at then I did not know who they were by face. Only that the Lord showed a vision of exactly what clothes they would be wearing when I get there, and when I finally saw this person amongst the crowd of people milling about in the church premises, they were wearing exactly the same combination and color of clothes I had seen in that night vision!
So I eventually went up to them and delivered my message, which they confirmed: soon after which all hell broke loose! (Mark 13:9…for they shall deliver you up to the councils; and in the synagogues [antichrist church] ye shall be beaten [tortured]…) & (Rev 2:9…I [Jesus Christ] know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews [Christians], and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan…).
The account above has been edited to obscure the identity of the disciple mentioned. In Nosa’s original account the disciple is clearly identified and their spouse has been able to give us their side of the story (they have since left SCOAN and have had contact with TB Joshua Watch). This is their account of the same event:
[Disciples name] was walking the church compound and a guy came and told them to get in his car and that he would take them to another church. At that time we were full on disciples and did the normal thing that happens in those type of circumstances – tell some of the Nigerian disciples. Apparently he was tasered…. it sounded pretty terrible -it was him and another person. One of those crazy memories that had been suppressed.
The reality is that there is an incredible amount of brutality by the security at SCOAN, the majority of which is never seen by “white” disciples. Its just one of those things, that recalling now it is so entirely opposite to God’s grace, but at the time, because it was at the direction of the “Man of God” seemed to be just? People need to remember that SCOAN operates in a very old testament style, disciples see TB Joshua as more of a Moses figure than a pastor – this isn’t to justify it at all, just to give a glimpse into how you can be aware of things like that happening and yet stay there.
Can you ever imagine the Church of Christ in Jerusalem in the days of the apostles ever doing such a dreadful and evil act, that even some decent and responsible states or governments would never ever dare to do against their own citizens, let alone for a so called church to be doing it right inside the church building? The Bible says:…by their fruits [evil acts] ye shall know them…Matt 7:20!
No, we can’t. This is not the act of a Christian church, and it is appalling that you should have been treated in such a way. We commend you for taking the bold step of speaking out as you have.
Before responding to this post, consider this: You may disagree with Nosa’s approach. You may dispute that he had even heard from God. That is between him, God and the subject of the prophecy. But what could possibly justify the torture, beating and mistreatment he suffered at SCOAN?