- Evelyn Joshua, the wife of the late general overseer of Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), is now a trustee of the church
- A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos made the declaration on Thursday, September 9, that Evelyn should be included in the church's board of trustee
- Some concerned members of the church had filed a suit on behalf of all the members of SCOAN against the inclusion of Evelyn
In a statement sent to Legit.ng, Justice Tijjani Ringim gave the approval on Thursday, September 9, while ruling on a petition by some concerned members of the church, especially Kola Kareem and Moji Oguntoyinbo, who filed for themselves and on behalf of all the members of SCOAN.
The petitioners argued that the two surviving members of the Board of Trustees lacked the legal capacity to make the decisions necessary to move the Church forward, as the Constitution of the Church provides for a minimum of three members on the Board of Trustees.
They instituted the suit against the Incorporated Trustees of the Synagogue Church of All Nations; the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and Mrs Evelyn Onyisi Joshua in a Suit with the number: FHC/L/CP/1109/2021.
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The petitioners were represented in court by Emeka Ekweozor while Ossazu Owie represented first and second Respondents; and O.N Chukwu appeared for the CAC.
All the respondents through their lawyers informed the court that they were not opposed to the petition filed under Section 839 (6) (B) of the Companies and Allied matters Act (CAMA) 2020 (as Amended).
The church has been in limbo since the passing of Prophet TB Joshua over the leadership succession in the church.
Pastor Adeboye sends consoling message to late pastor T.B Joshua's wife
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), condoled with the family of the late founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T.B. Joshua.
It was Adeboye’s condolence was contained in a letter he personally signed to the wife of the late popular televangelist, Evelyn, dated Saturday, June 17.
The pastor passed away on Saturday, June 5 at the age of 57. He was on Friday, July 9, buried in the presence of family members, dignitaries and loved ones.