By Innocent Anaba

Synagogue Church of all Nations, SCOAN, has denied allegation of victimization in the church, as it urged the public to disregard such reports.

Mr James Akhigbe of SCOAN’s Legal Department, in a statement on Sunday, said:  “The attention of the leadership of 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 TBJoshua.

“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,  late Senior Prophet TB Joshua on integrity, spiritual worship, unconditional love and humanitarianism.

“The public would recall that on September 9, 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 TBJoshua as the new leader of the Church with ratification by over 2,000 strong jubilant congregation of the Church at a meeting on Thursday afternoon.

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“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 the Santuary  with the passing of the founder, 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 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, contrary to the disingenuous 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.”

Vanguard News Nigeria

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