Sunday Balogun, elder brother of late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet TB Joshua, has said that his brother should be buried in his hometown, Arigidi Akoko in Ondo state.
Mr. Balogun said this in an interview with Kaftan TV.
According to him, Joshua’s remains must be brought home so the people of Arigidi can pay their last respects to him.
In his words: “He did good in my life and in the lives of the family members, there is no time we call on him for help that he doesn’t assist. He lifted the name of the family and made us proud. I will miss him forever because his kindness cannot be forgotten amongst siblings, family and community.
“God should bless us all and we all know the Yoruba adage that said that the crown doesn’t sleep outside so he must be buried at home. As Moses to Babalola was buried he too must be buried at home.”
The Zaki of Arigidi Akoko Oba Yisa Olanipekun has also demanded that the late prophet be buried in his hometown.
“We can handle all his burial arrangements, not only Arigidi but all the Akokos, comprising four local governments. We don’t joke with him; we know what he has done for us.
“Prophet had it in mind that he was coming home, so why would they bury his remains in Lagos? He is from here,” Oba Olanipekun said.
According to the monarch, other popular pastors were buried in their towns of origin, not where their churches were located.
President of Akoko Women Chiefs, Agnes Dada, also spoke on Joshua’s death.
“When we heard the news that our son TB Joshua is gone and never to be seen again we were all sad and couldn’t sleep, we knew we have lost a great son and we are very proud of him. And I know that God has received him in his right hand,” Mrs. Dada said.
TB Joshua died in Lagos on Saturday, June 5.
He was aged 57.