LAGOS – Leadership of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN) has dispelled the rumour making the rounds 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 as untrue and calculated attempt to blackmail the church.
According to a release e-signed by James Akhigbe Esq. SCOAN Legal Dept., and made available to StarTrend Int’l & online – www.startrendinternational.com by the media department of the church, the statement 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, the late Senior Prophet TB Joshua on integrity, spiritual worship, unconditional love and humanitarianism.”
The release stated further, “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 congregation of the Church at a meeting in the afternoon of Thursday, September 9, 2021.
“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 Santuary with the passing of the founder.
“Consequently 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, it further said, “involves some category of church workers including Disciples and it is being carried out objectively under a regular and absolutely normal environment without any harrassment whatsoever to any person or group of persons, contrary to the disingenious 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!”