Yinka Olugbenga and Mari-Anne Ibeh, two former senior members of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), were absent at the memorial service held for the church’s founder Prophet TB Joshua on Sunday, June 5.
The memorial, which held at the church’s headquarters in Lagos, had followers, partners and former disciples of the late clergy in attendance.
Popularly known as Prophetess Yinka and Prophetess Anne, the two women were very close to Joshua until his death.
They were two of the last people who saw the televangelist before his death on June 5, 2021.
They were also very visible during his burial in July, standing just behind Joshua’s family during the funeral procession. They also performed the dust to dust rite at the graveside.
Yinka and Anne, however, left the church in September along with some other senior members after Joshua’s widow Pastor Evelyn Joshua succeeded him as SCOAN leader.
While the memorial service for Joshua was going on at the SCOAN headquarters, Yinka and Anne were doing charity work at an undisclosed location in Lagos.
They shared pictures and videos from the event on their individual Facebook pages, with Yinka writing “Celebration of life and remembrance of life of Prophet TB Joshua. We are in an area on the outskirts of Lagos.”
Some followers believe that there is a cold war between Evelyn Joshua and the two women who still call her mummy after leaving SCOAN to start their own ministries.