There have been speculations that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may have invited 20 disciples of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) for some interrogation into an alleged embezzlement of funds left behind by the late founder of SCOAN, Temitope Balogun Joshua.
In the wake of the death of TB Joshua, there were reports of some internal conflicts in the church surrounding the rightful successor of the late prophet and the management of funds in the church.
It has come to the knowledge of the public that the EFFC issued a letter signed by EFCC’s Lagos State Zonal Commander, Ahmed Ghali, calling for some disciples of the church to come for some questioning.
A source spoke in anonymity with The Guardian and alleged that some prophets were being accused of looting some church funds in a vault following the death of the prophet.
The source said: “They have carried out huge fraud that has made many of them multi-millionaires since Baba’s death. Many of them are on the list of EFCC. They are up to 20. They seized the church immediately after the Prophet died in June and didn’t want his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Joshua, to be part of the church. They have made themself Overseers. They have established a governing council with some living in the Prayer Mountains. They went to the vault at night and used a Ghana-Must-Go bag to loot money. They also went to open the Emmanuel global network where they asked international partners to donate without the knowledge of Evelyn,”.
The source added that the contact information on four of the late T.B Joshua’s mobile phones was deleted sometime after his death.
“T.B Joshua’s phones were seized by some disciples for some time and when Mama was asking for his phones and it became an issue they returned the phones to Evelyn and wiped out both the memory and contacts in the phone. They had worked with Baba over the years and they are Prophet and Prophetess and people who travelled a lot with Baba before his death. Some of them are 50 years of age and some were asked to go in the past.” the source added.