Pastor Accused Of Stealing Church Money Locked Out In Ibadan By Church Members

(f) at 3-10-2017 09:54AM (2 years ago)

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Some group of members aggrieved over their Pastor’s alleged financial impropriety, improper behaviour and abuse of pulpit locked the Ajegunle Baptist Church in Ibadan. According to Reporters, the aggrieved members under the umbrella of “Concerned Members”, are insisting that church pastor, Reverend Oyewole Oyekan, leaves the church on allegations of unilaterally running the financial affairs of the church and banking the church’s money to the tune of over N4 million in his personal account.

Speaking on behalf of the concerned members, Mr Sangolade Olufemi, said,
“Our pastor has turned himself to the treasurer and financial secretary of the church, whereas we employed him.
He spends our money single handedly without getting clearance from the financial secretary or church council. He cornered the account of the school for five years.
When the school account of the school had problem, he started banking the school money in his personal account to the tune of over N4m. Even the church executive does not know the actual amount with him.”

The crisis had begun about three years, when the group had forwarded their grievances to the Nigerian Baptist Convention, asking that Pastor Oyekan be axed after over 15 years of being in charge.
The Nigerian Baptist Convention, in a letter dated December 20, 2016, had then confirmed financial misapplication by Reverend Dr Oyekan, though noted there was no embezzlement.
The convention however ruled that the pastor should not keep church money, rather should allow the finance officers to do so.

Speaking on the allegations against him, Oyekan described the allegations as false, noting that no report of the auditor, financial secretary, treasurer or church in council had indicted him of embezzlement.

BournIdentity (m) at 3-10-2017 10:05AM
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These days pastors dey vez but uno weda dem dey give dem food chop..? Cos na hunger dey cos dis kain thg
ruthie (f) at 3-10-2017 10:20AM
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kixme (m) at 3-10-2017 10:26AM
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NA waooo!! IBADAN fifle stealing na una calling? Even if person no dey thief once the person step his foot in IBADAN something go begin loose Cry
ejikeiyo (m) at 3-10-2017 12:14PM
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fineboy77 (m) at 3-10-2017 01:16PM
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dem neva touch am?

officynero (m) at 3-10-2017 05:50PM
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Roll Eyes
pointwise (m) at 5-10-2017 07:10AM
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Did you know of any pastor that is free of this same crime? Remember you r so proud ur pastor lives in affluence while u struggle all day for end meet, but still you will still come n put more in his pocket. STOP BEING SHEEPLE PEOPLE.
Otikadinje (m) at 5-10-2017 07:38AM
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Naa today yansh begin dey for back?