TB Joshua: Ghanaian Goes Missing After Attending TB Joshua’s Church


A 59-year-old Ghanaian, Dotse Darekey has
allegedly gone missing after he came to
Nigeria for special prayers at TB Joshua’s
church in Lagos state Nigeria.

The Punch reports that Dotse, who works in an
oil company in Accra, was in Lagos to be a part
of one prayer programme at the Synagogue
Church of All Nations (SCOAN), in Ikotun. Dotse
came into Lagos in the company of one of his
friends, Don Emmanuel,  on Thursday, May 5. They lodged at a hotel in Ikotun area.

Dotse Darekey

It was however  learnt that the duo had gone
for a service at SCOAN and were walking out of
the auditorium, when Dotse got lost in the
crowd and is yet to be found up till now.

Narrating what happened to The Punch, his
friend Emmanuel said he had assumed that
Dotse had decided to return alone to Ghana,
until he (Emmanuel) was called on the
telephone by Dotse’s family members that they
were yet to see him.

He said: “This is my second time in Lagos. I am a
SCOAN member in Ghana. I come to Lagos for
prayers. Dotse and I came to Lagos on May 5
and we checked into a hotel not on the SCOAN
premises. We had been going for several
prayer sessions. On Sunday, after the church service ended, there were a lot of people
coming out. In that process, I discovered he
was no longer with me. I went back into the
building to check, but he was not there. He was
not with a mobile phone.

“I alerted some of the church ushers, who said
nobody was found. I thought that he had
taken another route and gone to the guest
house. I got to the hotel, but he was not there
as well. There was little SCOAN could do since it
was not their guest house we lodged in. I went to the police station on Monday and reported
the matter. The police took my statement. But
since May 9, neither I nor his family members in
Ghana have got any update. He did not return
to Ghana because his family members called me
that he had not returned. The Ghanaian High Commission is also aware of this incident.”

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The engineer’s younger brother, Jacob
Dzrekey, said that the family members in Ghana
have been thrown into utter dismay. He said:

“He has three children. He had some challenges
and he came for special prayers. But nobody
has seen him ever since then. The family
members are distressed. His company in Accra
has been communicating with us to use all
channels in Lagos to get him back.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer,
SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident,
adding that the family had not reported back at
the police station. She said: “The Ghanaian had
some mental challenges and was brought to
SCOAN for deliverance. He, however, escaped to an unknown destination. The complainant
dropped the victim’s picture and left with a
police extract. Ever since then, they have yet to
report back at the station.”

A member of the SCOAN media team, Patrick
Iwelunmor, said the church authorities would
meet over the matter on Friday (today) and get
back to the Punch correspondent. He said: “I
just heard about this incident. The church
authorities have been given your contact. They will get back to you after meeting on Friday.”

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