by Hauwa Gambo

The man in the Synagogue has had enough of being made a punch-line, it appears.

In an email sent by his team to journalists yesterday, the founder of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua denied a report by Leadership in which he regretted not foreseeing the death of his friend, the late president of Ghana, John Atta Mills.

According to the purported statement titled ‘Leadership Stop This’, Joshua says he did not grant any interview to the Northern-based newspaper and has not made any public statement about the death.

“The interview in LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER of Thursday 26/7/2012 titled “I Did Not Foresee Atta Mills’ Death – T.B. Joshua” does not represent me, T.B. Joshua, because I was not around and I never spoke with anyone.

Speaking on the many rumours about his prophesies , the man of God says “People say all sorts of things against me but God says, “Touch not my anointed and do him no harm”. Why should anybody write this as if you will not die one day?”

“Remove this interview!  The interview was not from me. Your staff never spoke with me. I was not around.”

Clearly agitated by the report, the soft-spoken minister repeated his plea:

“Once again, Leadership Newspaper Editorial Staff should please remove this interview for God’s sake! Don’t fight a prophet, don’t fight God!

“Once again, readers, this is the first time I am talking to the public after the demise of our late president.  I will talk as God instructs me on Sunday Live service on Emmanuel TV.

“Don’t let anyone or organisations in any medium deceive you. I have not granted any interview and I will not because God has not permitted me until Sunday Service. I will not grant any interview until Sunday Live Broadcast.”

We wait.