Oyedepo expresses disappointment over millions stolen by church officials

Oyedepo expresses disappointment over millions stolen by church officials

- Church officials involved in fraudulent activities have been sacked by Bishop Oyedepo

- The bishop said he was disappointed that those supposed to prevent fraud in the church turned into fraudsters

- Members of the church were advised by the cleric against employing any of the sacked officials

The founder and presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners' Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has expressed his disappointment about goings on in the church.

Speaking at the empowerment summit organised for ordained workers of the church, the cleric said he was disappointed that professionals trusted by the church to prevent fraud turned themselves into a network of fraudsters, The Nation reports.

Oyedepo talked about how some very high up officials, mainly accountants, had looted the church’s treasury.

The man of God, however, disclosed that those involved in the act have since been relieved of their positions in the church.

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He said: “Can you imagine accountants perpetrating fraud in the house of God?

“We had no choice but to dismiss them. You can imagine top church officials engaging in doubling figures and other dubious practices.

“Even after we dismissed them, we discovered more fraud.

“Those who should discover the fraud were the ones involved in it. One of them refused to confess until the last minute.”

Oyedepo advised church members against employing or sympathising with any of the dismissed officials. According to him, anyone who sympathises with the wicked is wicked himself.

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Don’t sympathise with any perpetrator of fraud, otherwise you are a partaker of the evil act,” he added.

In an earlier report by Legit.ng, Bishop Oyedepo spoke against the proposed Social Media Regulatory Bill by the National Assembly. He described it as a stone-age mentality.

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Speaking at an encounter night of Shiloh 2019 on Friday, December 6, the cleric said the lobbying and sponsorship of the bill popularly referred to as the hate speech bill is unbelievable.

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