Barely four months after the death of Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, aka T.B Joshua, founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, the church is said to be involved in a leadership crisis.
The crisis is linked to the inability of the late Prophet to lay down a clear line of succession before his demise.
Recall that T.B Joshua had died on June 5, 2021, and was buried a few weeks after within the premises of SCOAN amid so much fanfare. But, shortly after his burial, the succession crisis commenced.
T.B Joshua’s death led to a leadership limbo between his wife and some of his disciples, who felt she was not qualified to lead SCOAN.
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NDREPORTERS observed that during the lifetime of the world-renowned preacher, T.B Joshua kept his wife and family away from the public eye and the politics in the church, this could be seen from the fact that he had removed Evelyn from SCOAN’s Board of Trustee, BoT. She was not very visible in the church activities.
While Mrs Evelyn Joshua was not visible, Prophet Racine, Prophet Joseph, and Evangelist Chris mostly stood in for T.B Joshua before his demise.
The leadership limbo has degenerated to a point where Joshua’s disciples and prophets were attacked and harassed by the board loyal to Evelyn.
Over the weekend, some of T.B Joshua’s disciples were evicted from their official residence in SCOAN, while others were held hostage in their rooms and their phones forcefully retrieved from them.
Going all out, the Evelyn-led leadership also dragged some church officials, including the prophets mentioned above, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged misappropriation of funds.
Amid the tussle, Evelyn initiated a move to force her way back into the church’s leadership.
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This could be seen in the fact that she secured a court injunction returning her back to SCOAN’s Board of Trustees, BoT