The Zaki of Arigidi Akoko, the hometown of Prophet T.B. Joshua, Oba Oba Yisa Olanipekun said that the late founder and leader of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), must be buried in the town.
Arigidi-Akoko is an agrarian town in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Speaking on the BBC in an interview on Monday, Oba Olanipekun said that the people of Arigidi-Akoko would not take it lightly if Joshua was buried elsewhere.
“I thank God for what God has done. You know everything that happens in this life, we give glory to God. God is in control. He gives; He takes. He is the one that gave him to us; He has taken him.
“But my belief is that he has finished the job he came for. Yes, that’s my belief. We cannot query God. We have to accept whatever happened.
“Pastor T. B. Joshua was a lovely man. He cared for everybody. We are going to miss him so much. We know no leaf that dropped from the tree that God did not about it.
“But my trouble is that his wife and the children should not allow them to bury him in Lagos. We are not going to take it lightly.
“He is from this town and we want him back here.
“I do not have access to the wife, but I am going to talk with her. She is not from here; she can decide anything she wants but we are not going to take it lightly. We are not going to take it from anybody. We have to bury him here,” the Oba said.