Bishop Oyedepo Fumes As Highly Placed Living Faith Church Officials Steal Millions From Treasury

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According to a report by The Nation, millions of naira allegedly stolen by some highly placed officials of the Living Church Worldwide, a..a. , the presiding of the church, Dr. , into a rage at the empowerment summit organised for ordained of the church last Saturday.

The annual event, which is usually attended by pastors, zonal ministers and their assistants, deacons, ushers and ordained workers of the church, where they are acquainted with the church’s programme for the year, was presided over by Oyedepo, while his deputy, Bishop Abioye, was also in attendance. Both ministered powerfully. Oyedepo ministered on service, while Abioye spoke on consistency in service.

Towards the end of the programme, , Oyedepo took some to talk about the goings on in the church. He revealed how some very high up officials, mainly accountants, had looted the church’s treasury.

The Bishop could not hide his disappointment that professionals trusted by the church to prevent turned themselves into a network of .

Expressing his disappointment in the errant church officials, who have since been relieved of their in the church, he said: “Can accountants perpetrating fraud in the of ?

“We had no choice but to dismiss them. You can imagine top church officials engaging in doubling figures and other dubious practices.

“Even after we dismissed them, we discovered more fraud.

“Those who should discover the fraud were the ones involved in it. One of them refused to confess until the last minute.”

He admonished the church members against employing the dismissed officials. He said he had to tell everyone present because he knew the dismissed officials “ come to you for employment.”

“Don’t employ them and don’t sympathise with them. Whoever sympathises with the wicked is wicked himself.”

Dead silence fell on the gathering as the Bishop reiterated: “Don’t sympathise with any perpetrator of fraud, otherwise you are a partaker of the .”



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