Any moment from now, Mrs Evelyn Joshua, wife of the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Joshua, may be announced as the new leader of the church.
The legal hurdle that may stand on her way was cleared earlier on Thursday when a Federal High Court in Lagos granted a prayer appointing her as a Trustee in accordance to the constitution of the church.
Justice Tijjani Ringim granted an application brought before the court by a group in the church called Concerned and Committed Members of the Church represented by Kola Kareem, and Mrs Moji Oguntoyinbo.
The respondents in the case are the Incorporated Trustees of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN); the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and Mrs. Evelyn Onyisi Joshua in a Suit No: FHC/L/CP/1109/2021.The petitioners were represented by Emeka Ekweozor Esq. ; Chris Eme Esq with him E.G Onyejekwulum.
Ossazu Owie represented 1st and 2nd Respondents; while O.N Chukwu appeared for the CAC.
The respondents through their said counsel told the court they were not opposed to the petition made under Section 839(6)(B) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 (as Amended).
The church has been in a limbo since the passing of the man of God Senior Prophet TB Joshua over the leadership succession in the church.
As at the time of filing this report, a meeting of the registered trustees is ongoing at the Church premises, and Mrs Joshua may be announced as the new Head, before the end of the day.