By Mary BASSEY, Senior Investigator Correspondent, Lagos/
LAGOS- NEW leadership of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations SCOAN under Mrs. Evelyn TB Joshua has said that it was not out to witch-hunt anybody, not even disciples of the church saying that it was only out to put the account of the church in perspective. But a discrete check by our investigator Correspondents revealed that some light fingered indicted disciples of the church had been grilled by operatives of the EFCC and released.
The clarification in a statement from the legal department made available to CrimeWorld magazine online became necessary following some online media report that some members of the church were being victimized by the new leadership. The statement signed by James Akhigbe said the leadership of the church had only took steps to ratify some of the grey areas with regards to the church’s assets and monies which some sleazy persons tried to compromise.
Akhigbe said, “The attention of the Leadership of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN) has been called to the news on social media about the purported arrest and detention of some disciples by the newly appointed SCOAN Board of Trustees (BOT) Chairperson and Leader of the Church, Mrs. Evelyn TB Joshua. We urge the general public and the teeming friends of the church to discountenance such reports as it is a narrative conjured by detractors to discredit the church.
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 congregation of the Church at a meeting on Thursday afternoon.
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.
Once again, the Church urges the public to disregard such reports and continue to support SCOAN in prayers as it commences this new phase in the life of the Ministry. Emmanuel!”
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