According to him, the prophet had asked most of his aides to work from home as a because of COVID-19 pandemic.
“Those who were left with him were mostly some Britons, a few personal aides, who lived in the premises.
“I got a call around 2am that Senior Prophet was dead. I had to quickly get in touch with his family and it was confirmed.
” We do not really have details now but I can tell you he was ministering when he suddenly took ill and left the church to rest,” he said.
Confirming Joshua’s death, Lagos Police Commissioner (CP) Hakeem Odumosu said he was officially pronounced dead by a hospital around 3am.
Odomuso said: “It is true he is dead. I do not know the cause of his death yet. But the information we have is that he was conducting service, along the line, he felt uncomfortable, walked to his apartment himself and never came back.
“His people thought he probably wanted to rest or refresh but when they didn’t see him after a long while, they went in search of him and found him in an unusual position.
“The service started in the evening. But it was around 3am that he was pronounced dead by a hospital.”
The church said Joshua’s last words to his members were “watch and pray.”
He was said to have also reminded them there was time for everything before he left the church hall.