Prophet T.B. Joshua, the General Overseer of The Synagogue Church of All Nations has denied reports linking him and his wife, Evelyn, to an offshore company, Chillon Consultancy Limited.
Last week, a German Newspaper, Suddeutsche Zeitung released the Panama Papers, the biggest leak in the history of data journalism, publishing online 11.5 million documents from Panamarian law from Mossack Fonseca, which showed how some prominent people across the world criminally hid money using anonymous shell corporations across the world.
Nigeria’s Premium times claimed to come by documents stating that Prophet Temitope Joshua and his wife own one ordinary share each in the offshore company.
In a statement however, the prophet said it was only a cheap attempt to tarnish his image.
“I was shocked to find a report written in Premium Times, claiming that the PanamaPapers revealed a shell company called Chillon Consultancy Limited in the British Virgin Islands, allegedly owned by me”, he said.
“Whoever is involved in this malicious write-up and propaganda with an obvious intent to defame my person and the ministry, should remember what the Bile says in Like 2:34 – ‘This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many… and to be a sign that will be spoken against'”.
“I am not a business man”, he continued. “And I have no business whatsoever. What God has given me is more than enough. I have nothing to do with the PanamaPapers. As for me and my family, we shall remain in the vineyard of God.”
To the media, the prophet advised that care be taken an accurate reports given. This is because it appears some journalists were using the PanamaPapers to blackmail prominent Nigerians.
“Do not use the PanamaPaoers to attack those who you have been looking for an opportunity to victimize. This is to show that everybody alleged in the media to be involved in the PanamaPapers is truly involved.