The elder brother of the deceased, Abimbola Balogun, on Monday, disclosed that saw the late cleric eight months ago when he advised him to love everyone around him.
Prophet T B Joshua died on Saturday evening in Lagos at age 57.
It was gathered that the report of the death of the cleric has thrown the community into mourning.
A source who spoke on the development said, “Market and shops are closed in Arigidi Akoko and the nearby towns and villages to honour the departed cleric.”
The brother of the Prophet, while reacting said he is in a state of disbelief.
Balogun described his late younger brother as a God-sent to the family and the entire community because of his philanthropic gestures that had positively affected the lives of many people in the area.
He said, “I saw my brother last, eight months ago; and during that encounter, he advised me to love the people around me and I that should avoid too much love for money.
“We will miss him because he was our breadwinner; the entire community will miss him.”
A friend of late TB Joshua, who is also the traditional ruler of Gedegede Akoko, Oba Walidu Sanni, said the downtrodden, widows, persons with disabilities and the elderly would miss him for his benevolence.