Months after the death of Prophet Temitope Balogun (TB) Joshua, his church, the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has been thrown into a serious leadership crisis.
Recently, the deceased's wife, Evelyn Joshua, emerged as the church's new leader.
However, some disciples in the church rejected her leadership, claiming she was not a pastor and her late husband did not want her as a successor.
On the other hand, the church's new leadership accused the disciples of fraud.
In a report by The Punch, Pastor TB Joshua’s daughter, Promise, said the atrocities committed by the disciples, including a member of the Board of Trustees named Joseph David, has been exposed.
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She explained that the family saw CCTV footage of some persons moving money from the church, claiming that some of the drivers involved in the act had made confessional statements indicting the disciples.
The disciples, however, said they were innocent and did not commit any fraud. David claimed the widow was using law enforcement agencies to threaten them, adding that they have gone into hiding.
In its report of the unfolding crisis, The Nation stated that a letter by the (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s Lagos state zonal commander, Ahmed Ghali, said 20 disciples are being investigated for allegedly syphoning funds and breaking the church’s vault.
Those under probe are:
- Obasa Damilola Tinuola
- Obasa Folake
- Mosun Adeloju
- Yakubu Abeni
- Omoitoh Omoye
- Adebola Olamide Morenike
- Bousso Racine
- Eugune Rademeyer
- Cindy Elizabeth Widjaja
- Fanny Elma Alfred
- Angela Marie Brandt
- Graham Nadine
- Tonge Christopher
- Catherine Ann Farr
- Enrique Miguel
- Olayinka Deborah Egbejobi
- Mari-Anne Uchechi Ibe
- David Omojevbe Joseph
- Tonge Ruth
- Polo Sandoval Allison
Huge cases of fraud discovered in Synagogue after TB Joshua’s death - Church lawyer
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the head of the SCOAN's legal department, James Akhigbe, said huge cases of financial misappropriation were discovered after the demise of the founder of SCOAN, TB Joshua.
Akhigbe said that was why some disciples and workers of the church were being probed.
He also said that the affected workers are not being victimised as being reported in the media.