The Facebook page of Quiboloy-led SMNI News is currently unavailable, marking another setback for the megachurch and its controversial leader
The page was taken down on September 15, 2023, and Meta has yet to provide a statement as to why. However, it is likely that the decision is related to Quiboloy’s ongoing legal troubles in the United States.
In February 2022, Quiboloy was indicted by a grand jury in Los Angeles on charges of sex trafficking, fraud, coercion, and bulk cash smuggling. He is accused of using his megachurch, The Kingdom of Jesus Christ, to recruit and traffic women and girls into the United States, where they were forced to work as sex slaves and solicit donations for bogus charities.
Quiboloy is currently a fugitive from justice, and the FBI has placed him on its Most Wanted List.
The takedown of SMNI News’ Facebook page follows the removal of several other social media accounts affiliated with Quiboloy, including his personal Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as SMNI News’ YouTube channel.
These takedowns are a significant blow to Quiboloy and his megachurch, as they have relied on social media to spread their message and recruit new members.
It remains to be seen whether Meta will reinstate SMNI News’ Facebook page, but the takedown is a clear sign that the company is taking Quiboloy’s alleged crimes seriously.
The takedown of SMNI News’ Facebook page is a significant development in the ongoing legal saga of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy. It is a sign that social media companies are taking Quiboloy’s alleged crimes seriously and are taking steps to prevent him from using their platforms to spread his message and recruit new members.