The disciples are alleged to have engaged financial fraud and diversion of the church’s funds.
Some disciples of the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) Prophet TB Joshua have been invited for questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The disciples are alleged to have engaged in financial fraud and diversion of the church’s funds.
It was gathered that the anti-graft agency invited the disciples who included Nigerian and foreign prophets and prophetesses of the church.
A letter released by the commission has directed the church to release the disciples for an interview through the Special Investigation Team (STI).
The Commander of EFCC in Lagos State, Ahmed Ghali, in the letter, said the disciples are being questioned for allegedly syphoning funds and breaking of the church’s vault.
The disciples reportedly invited by the Commission include Obasa Damilola Tinuola, Obasa Folake, Mosun Adeloju, Yakubu Abeni, Omoitoh Omoye, Adebola Olamide Morenike, Bousso Racine, Eugune Rademeyer, Cindy Elizabeth Widjaja, Fanny Elma Alfred, Angela Marie Brandt, Graham Nadine, Tonge Christopher, Catherine Ann Farr, Enrique Miguel, Olayinka Deborah Egbejobi, Mari-Anne Uchechi Ibe, David Omojevbe Joseph, Tonge Ruth, Polo Sandoval Allison.
A source who spoke with The Guardian on the incident, disclosed that the disciples who are close to the late prophet allegedly emptied a vault located in the church and also put up his private aircraft for sale.
“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 themselves 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 wiped off weeks 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.”
Meanwhile, the wife of the late founder of SCOAN, Evelyn has been appointed as the leader of the church.