Synagogue speaks on alleged harassment of late TB Joshua’s disciples

Synagogue speaks on alleged harassment of late TB Joshua’s disciples

Sunday, September 12, 2021 3:10 pm

TB Joshua's Synagogue, Church of All Nations

TB Joshua’s Synagogue, Church of All Nations

By Uchenna Eletuo

The leadership of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has described insinuations in some viral videos on the social media that some disciples late T.B Joshua of the Church were being arrested or detained by the newly appointed Board of Trustees (BOT)of the Church.

Videos circulated on the social media over the weekend had shown some alleged disciples of late T. B leaving the church premises, with insinuation that they were ejected by the Chairperson of the Synagogue BOT and new leader of the Church, Mrs Evelyn TB. Joshua.

But SCOAN, in a statement signed by its Head of Legal Department, Mr James Akhigbe on Sunday clarified that the church is carrying out audit of activities in the church.

But he said nobody is in in detention or being victimized over the ongoing audit.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos State reports that SCOAN is one of the most populated churches in Nigeria with presence in other countries.

The Church  lost its Founding Pastor,  Prophet Temitope Balogun-Joshua, popularly known as (TB Joshua) on June 17, 2021.

It reports that the founder’s departure created a leadership vacuum, as the pastor did not anoint anyone as his successor; this has continued to attract public speculation of leadership problem in the Church.

The statement said that the attention of the leadership of the Church has been drawn to the news on the social media about the purported arrest and detention of some disciples of the Church by the newly appointed SCOAN Board of Trustees (BOT) Chairperson and Leader of the Church, Mrs Evelyn TB. Joshua.

According to it, SCOAN wants the public and  friends of the church to disregard such reports as they are  untrue.

“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 will recall that on Sept. 9TH 2021, the Board Of Trustees BOT of SCOAN appointed Mrs. Evelyn TB.Joshua widow of the late founder, its Chairperson.

“This followed an order of the Federal High Court in Suit No. FHC/L/CP/1109/2021 which appointed Mrs Evelyn TB.Joshua as a Trustee.

“The BOT had also appointed Mrs TB Joshua as the new leader of the Church with ratification by not less than 2,000 congregation of the Church at a meeting on Thursday, Sept.9, 2021.”

According to it, consequently and in view of the discovery of cases of financial misappropriation perpetrated in the past few months, reckless individualism and unimaginable acts contrary to the administration of the Sanctuary with the passing of the founder, issues has to be addressed.

“The church leadership took steps to secure certain critical assets of the Church with an authorisation for a comprehensive audit of the activities of the SCOAN since the founder passed away.

“This inventory 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 of persons.

“Contrary to the falsehood now being peddled by mischief makers in the media the audit is not to intimidate anyone as it is to strengthen the organisation,” it said.

Join The Conversation

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.