Cape Town – The board of trustees of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has officially appointed Evelyn Joshua, the wife of the late founder TB Joshua, as the new leader of the Lagos-based megachurch.
According to reports on Tuesday, SCOAN said in a statement on its Facebook page on Sunday that church activities would be conducted under the guidance of God and the leadership of Mrs Joshua, and further urged members and followers to pray for her as she takes on her new role.
The controversial preacher TB Joshua died on June 5 after a live broadcast, leaving his wife, three children and millions of followers throughout the African continent.
According to the church’s statement, Justice Tijjani Ringim of the High Court rendered the judgment in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The board of trustees also appointed Mrs Joshua with ratification by the more than 2,000-strong congregation of the church at a meeting on Thursday, September 9, wrote Nigerian news website VanguardNigeria.com.
The church leadership also clarified that no one was in detention or being victimised over the ongoing audit of the church finances.
Social media was abuzz with the alleged arrest and detention of some disciples of the church by the SCOAN board of trustees, led by Mrs Joshua, according to online news website Punch Nigeria.
According to Daily Post Nigeria, James Akhigbe, the head of SCOAN’s legal department, said that the church was conducting an audit following the discovery of financial misappropriation after the death of TB Joshua.
African News Agency (ANA)
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