Few months after the death of Prophet TB Joshua, allegation of financial misappropriation is rocking his church, the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).
Already, following a petition by a group in the church, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun an in-depth probe into the alleged financial fraud in the church.
This was confirmed on Wednesday by the anti-graft commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren. According to him, the commission is acting on a petition against some members of the church trustees claiming that it “discovered a huge financial misappropriation involving the new SCOAN Board of Trustees Chairperson, Evelyn Joshua, the church late founder’s widow, and some church workers and disciples.”
The petition which was sent to the EFCC but made available to newsmen partly reads: “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 the sanctuary with the passing of the founder, the church leadership headed by the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Evelyn Joshua, some church workers and disciples, took steps to secure certain critical assets of the church with an authorisation for a comprehensive audit of the activities of the church.
“This exercise 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 whatsoever to any person or group of persons.”
Uwujaren who also confirmed receipt of the petition said:
“I can confirm that the EFCC is investigating a petition from the SCOAN. That is the much I can speak on at the moment.”
TB Joshua died this year on June 5 and was buried about a month after on July 9.