A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday certified the appointment of Evelyn Joshua, widow of Prophet T. B. Joshua, as a trustee of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).
Justice Tijjani Ringim gave the approval while ruling on a petition by some members of the church.
Kola Kareem and Moji Oguntoyinbo had filed the petition, urging the court to grant their prayer in line with the constitution of the church which prescribes a minimum of three trustees for SCOAN.
Listed as respondents were the incorporated trustees of SCOAN, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), and Joshua’s widow.
According to them, she would be replacing her late husband who was a trustee of the church.
They argued that the two surviving members of the board of trustees lacked the legal capacity to make decisions necessary to move the church forward.
“In the circumstances, it became imperative for an additional trustee to be appointed to fill the vacancy created by the untimely death of the deceased founder,” they maintained.
The petitioners were represented in court by Emeka Ekweozor, while Ossazu Owie represented the first and second respondents. O.N. Chukwu appeared for the CAC.
All the respondents, through their lawyers, informed the court that they were not opposed to the petition filed under Section 839 (6) (B) of the Companies and Allied matters Act (CAMA) 2020 (as Amended).