Panama Papers: T.B. Joshua joins lengthening List of Nigerian Dignitaries Implicated in Offshore Scandal

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In news just coming out, Premium times reports that controversial pastor, Temitope Joshua, popularly known as TB Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN) has been implicated in the ongoing Panama Papers scandal

News Agency Premium times allege that files obtained by them from the massive leaked data of a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, show that Mr. Joshua and his wife, Evelyn, own Chillon Consultancy Limited, a company incorporated on June 20, 2006 at the British Virgin Island (BVI).

Both owners own one ordinary share each, although the company, with registration number 1033675, is authorized to issue a maximum “50,000 no par value Shares of a single class.”

It remains unclear what businesses Mr. Joshua transacted with the shell company which has no physical presence in Tortola, the largest and most inhabited island at the British Virgin Island.

Chillon Consultancy Limited uses the office address of its registered agent, Mossack Fonseca (Akara Bldg., 24 De Castro Street, Wickhams Cay 1, Road Town, Tortola) as its contact information in the British Virgin Island.

Although other individuals were listed as shareholders and directors, that investigation was able to determine that the pastor’s teenage daughters – Sharon and Charlyn – were the real beneficial owners of the company.

Mr. Joshua is reported to live in opulence. Last September, online news website, Sahara Reporters, claimed the televangelist bought a Gulfstream G550 aircraft in April 2015.

According to Sahara Reporters, the jet, registered as “Synagogue Of Nations,” was purchased using the Bank Of Utah trustee as front.

A Gulfstream G550 is sold for as much a $45 million and could take up to $3 million dollars in yearly maintenance cost.

He joins the likes of Bukola Saraki and James Ibori on the list of prominent Nigerians involved in the scandal that has rocked the entire world.


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