By Milcah Tanimu
Nigerian investigative journalist, David Hundeyin, has taken issue with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa Eye for its recent exposé on the late Founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua.
The 3-part investigative documentary, scheduled for release on January 8, delves into the alleged sexual crimes committed by the late clergyman. It claims to reveal how church members and workers shielded the congregation from the truth for over two decades, with survivors recounting instances of abuse, rape, and molestation.
In response, Hundeyin criticized the documentary, asserting that investigating a deceased individual who cannot be brought to justice lacks seriousness. He expressed his skepticism about BBC Africa Eye, characterizing their work as content farming under the guise of investigative reporting.
Hundeyin’s post on X reads, “As I said last year, what BBC Africa does is content farming disguised as investigative reporting. I do not take them seriously. A documentary about a dead man who can’t be brought to justice is the height of their investigative reporting. This is what BBC Africa excels at. Gloried tabloid journalism masquerading and important, hard-hitting stories.”