Odumeje, the controversial Onitsha-based clergyman, has slammed Chris Okotie over his recent remark about TB Joshua.


TB Joshua, who was the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), died on June 6 after battling a stroke.

But Okotie, the senior pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, had described him as a deceptive magician in a recent video.

He had also claimed that Joshua fulfilled a biblical pattern of “Bar-Jesus”, a false prophet who equated himself with Jesus.


Reacting to his claims in a now-viral video, Odumeje described Okotie as a “possessed man who is suffering from insanity.”

Chris Okotie: TB Joshua was a deceptive magician who claimed he's another Jesus
Chris Okotie

The clergyman wondered why he had a problem with Joshua, who referred to himself as Emmanuel, arguing that Christians are allowed to call themselves such as followers of Christ.

“I respect TB Joshua because he was a general. He has finished his job and left the world. I want to correct a stupid person, a man that doesn’t want the general to rest in peace and allow his family to mourn him. That man is Chris Okotie,” he said.


“Young man, we have respected you enough and I have never seen you do anything in this life. I have never seen you save any soul or perform a miracle like TB Joshua did yet you came out to say TB Joshua is a devil. You claim because he called himself Emmanuel, he’s a devil.

“If he answered the name of Christ, is it wrong? We answer the name of our father but does that we mean we’re Christ? When I look at you, I see that you’re possessed.”

The cleric said Okotie has no ground to tackle Joshua in the manner he did, adding that he “needs a dirty slap to correct your senses”.

TB Joshua

“And listen to me, when you face the general, before you talk against him, you should establish if you’re equal,” he added.


“When you cannot do what a man does, you have no right to talk about him because you’re not in the same qualification or spiritual balance. You’re too carnal for who TB Joshua was to open up your mouth.

“When I see you saying you want to rule Nigeria, I see that you’re suffering from insanity. You need a dirty slap to correct your senses.

“Listen, l don’t reply people with stories, I do that with deadly spiritual weapon. Some men of God call police but I don’t call police or lawyer, I’m a man of power.”


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