Financial misappropriation: EFCC investigates SCOAN petition against TB Joshua’s disciples

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said the anti-graft agency was investigating a petition from the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN) against some members of the church involved in financial misappropriation.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that SCOAN had claimed that it discovered a huge financial misappropriation involving some church workers and disciples, but debunked reports that they were detained by the new SCOAN Board of Trustees Chairperson and leader, Evelyn Joshua.

“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 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,” the statement read in part.

According to PUNCH, the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a text message on Tuesday confirmed that the agency was investigating a petition from the church.

The text read, “I can confirm that the EFCC is investigating a petition from the SCOAN. That is the much I can speak on at the moment.”