Justice Tijjani Ringim of the Federal Excessive Court docket in Lagos has accepted the appointment of Mrs Evelyn Joshua as a trustee of Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) consistent with the structure of the Church.
Justice Ringim accepted the appointment whereas ruling on a petition filed by some involved members of the church, Kola Kareem and Mrs Moji Oguntoyinbo, for themselves and on behalf of all of the members of the Church.
They’d urged the court docket to nominate the widow of the deceased founding father of the church, Prophet TB Joshua as a member of the trustees consistent with the structure of the Church which prescribes a minimal of three trustees for SCOAN.
They claimed that their petition adopted the sudden demise of the late Normal Overseer of SCOAN, fondly known as Prophet T. B. Joshua, who was additionally a Church trustee.
The petitioners argued that the 2 surviving members of the Board of Trustees lacked the authorized capability to make the choices needed to maneuver the Church ahead, because the Structure of the Church gives for at least three members on the Board of Trustees.
“Within the circumstances, it grew to become crucial for an extra trustee to be appointed to fill the emptiness created by the premature loss of life of the deceased Founder,” the maintained.
They instituted the swimsuit towards the Integrated Trustees of the Synagogue Church of All Nations; the Company Affairs Fee (CAC) and Mrs Evelyn Onyisi Joshua in a Swimsuit with the quantity: FHC/L/CP/1109/2021.
The petitioners had been represented in court docket by Emeka Ekweozor whereas Ossazu Owie represented first and second Respondents; and O.N Chukwu appeared for the CAC.
All of the respondents via their attorneys knowledgeable the court docket that they weren’t against the petition filed below Part 839 (6) (B) of the Firms and Allied issues Act (CAMA) 2020 (as Amended).
The church has been in limbo because the passing of Prophet TB Joshua over the management succession within the church.
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