TB Joshua didn’t touch my mum – Jim Iyke

Actor Jim Iyke has once again opened up again on his encounter with Prophet TB Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).

A video of the actor purportedly undergoing deliverance at the church and confessing that an evil spirit was tormenting his life went viral in 2013 after his visit to Joshua.

Speaking in a recent interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, Jim said he went to the late televangelist because of his mum’s illness and what transpired at SCOAN was no publicity stunt.

According to the 45-year-old, a senator friend suggested he should take his mum to the Synagogue church after trying orthodox medical treatment.

“At some point, an offer was made to us to take her to synagogue by a senator friend of mine. I refused but after much pressure from my family, I said okay, I want to go if they will save her, I will go,” he said.

He, however, added that TB Joshua did not touch his mum.

“They told us to put her in a hospital close to the church. There was a Presidential Suite I was accorded. While I was there, I said okay, let’s get started, they said I must come down to join the service. I said I don’t have to come down to join the service and that you people promised to heal her. Do God need me to be there…”

“I said I will live in this church for two years if you heal my mum. So after a while, they had a meeting and said you need to come down. I remember I was there, my sister was behind me when this guy came and was doing stuff. When he crossed me, I chuckled. Then he came back to me, my brother I don’t know what happened after that.”

Speaking further, he said: “What happened I don’t know, I saw the video and said that’s not me but that was me. I am not an island of knowledge. I have done my part. But one thing that’s of a truth is that until I die, I am the true son of Gladys. I will never and ever do away with her memory and legacy by telling lies.

“I have said it time and again that if what I have said is not true, let somebody come and prove that he gave me money. My mum was in a coma in the hospital. What disappointed me was the fact that TB Joshua didn’t touch her, he didn’t even see her eye to eye. I thought my career has ended after that day.”

Jim’s mother died on April 1, 2014.

Joshua died on June 5, 2021.