By Mary BASSEY, Senior Investigator Correspondent Lagos/
LAGOS- SPECULATION that wife of the late Founder and Head of the Synagogue Church of All Nations SCOAN, Mrs. Evelyn Joshua may head the church is gradually turning a reality with a federal high court in Lagos Thursday, confirming the widow as a trustee of the church.
CrimeWorld magazine online reports that there had been controversy over who wears the big shoes of the late founder, Prophet TB Joshua since his demise June this year.
But the verdict of the federal high court sitting before Justice Tijjani Ringim in Lagos appointing Mrs Evelyn Joshua as a third trustee of the Church in consonant with the extant church’s constitution finally rested the agitation.
A statement on the court judgement to the effect obtained from a senior source in the church stated categorically that a ” Federal High Court, Lagos Judicial Division holding at Ikoyi under Honourable Justice Tijjani Ringim gave judgment today (Thursday) appointing Mrs Evelyn Joshua as a trustee of Synagogue Church Of All Nations SCOAN in line with with the church’s constitution which prescribes a minimum of three trustees for the church.
This followed a Petition brought by Concerned and committed members of the church represented by Mr. Kola Kareem and Mrs. Moji Oguntoyinbo against the Incorporated Trustees of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN); the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and Mrs. Evelyn Onyisi Joshua in a Suit No: FHC/L/CP/1109/2021.
*Late TB Joshua & wife, Evelyn Joshua…
The petitioners were represented by Emeka Ekweozor Esq. ; Chris Eme Esq with him E.G Onyejekwulum.Ossazu Owie represented 1st and 2nd Respondents; while O.N Chukwu appeared for the CAC.
The respondents through their said Counsel told the court they were not opposed to the petition made under Section 839(6)(B) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 (as Amended).
The implication of the court’s verdict it was gathered, clears the coast for the widow to assume full leadership of her husband’s church.
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