Disciples of the late Prophet TB Joshua who were recently evicted from the sprawling complex of the Synagogue Church of All Nations SCOAN were engaged in corruption, Mr. James Akhigbe, the church’s senior lawyer has said.
Aikhigbe stated that shortly after the demise of the founder of SCOAN, Temitope Joshua known as TB Joshua some church workers and members were discovered to have been engaging in the criminal action.
The action according to Akhigbe was not aimed at victimizing the affected workers, but to maintain integrity which the late church founder stood for.
The statement partly reads: “We stand in the light and we cannot compromise the ideal and legacy of our mentor and founder, late Senior Prophet TB Joshua on integrity, spiritual worship, unconditional love, and humanitarianism.
The public would recall that on the 9th of September, 2021, the Board Of Trustees BOT of the SCOAN appointed Mrs. Evelyn TBJoshua as its Chairperson.
“This followed an order of the Federal High Court in Suit No. FHC/L/CP/1109/2021 which appointed Mrs. Evelyn T.B Joshua as a Trustee. The BOT had also appointed Mrs. TB Joshua as the new leader of the church with ratification by over two thousand strong jubilant congregations of the Church at a meeting on Thursday afternoon.
Noting that some of the followers of the late TB Joshua were involved in corruption, he said:
“Following this, and in view of the discovery of huge cases of financial misappropriation perpetrated in the past few months, reckless individualism and unimaginable acts grossly antipodal to the Sanctuary with the passing of the founder, the church leadership took steps to secure certain critical assets of the Church with an authorization for a comprehensive audit of the activities of the Church since the call to glory of our Founder and General Overseer in the interest of the global church members and future of the Church.
“This exercise involved some category of church workers including Disciples and it is being carried out objectively under a regular and absolutely normal environment without any harassment whatsoever to any person or group of persons, contrary to the disingenuous narrative now being peddled by mischief makers.”
A court in Lagos last week affirmed the appointed of Mrs. Evelyn Joshua, wife of the late T.B Joshua as a member of the church’s Board of Trustees, BoT.