Knowing fully well that the Late Prophet TB Joshua is a native of Arigidi Akoko of Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State, the monarch or traditional Oba Yisa Olanipekun, of the said area have insisted that the remains of TB Joshua should be laid to rest in his hometown.
Following the sad and painful demise of the cleric, the people of Arigidi Akoko expressed their sorrows.
Oba Yisa Olanipekun made it known in a statement that traditional Rulers in the four akoko local government will in their best capacities give TB Joshua a befitting burial and will take place in his hometown and this might go against what the church wishes.
In his words “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. Look at these late pastors, Moses Orimolade was brought to Ikare, Ayo Babalola was taken to Ikeji-Arakeji, Pastor Timothy Obadare was taken to Ilesa in Osun state, among others, so why will ours be different?
“Is he from Lagos? So, they shouldn’t get the whole Akoko angry with them because all the Obas in Akoko have been calling me in respect to that.
“Some places in Ondo State had no light for six years but he solved our problems, bought transformers, fixed everything and paid, so it is not only my battle but the whole Akoko.
“As you can see me, I have not been myself because this is a great loss to me, my family and the whole Akoko and even the world in general.
“The day he died, he visited me at night. I sat down here in this palace and asked one of the security men if he could hear the noise of crusaders. But moving some steps, the whole noise stopped. I could not believe his death until a reliable source told me his remains had been deposited in the morgue.
“His visit to me the night of his death signifies that he wants to be buried where he hails from. He had a lot of dreams for the town. He acquired lots of lands here and was building a church and school before he died.
“What he told me was that, after 50 years of age, he was going to come back home. He had it in mind to complete that project as soon as possible, meaning he wanted to move his church to Arigidi Akoko.”