Members of Christ Apostolic Church in Abule-Ijesha, Yaba , Lagos State had a dramatic Sunday service. The normal program had started with rendering of different worship songs by all in attendance, until an unnamed man mounted the podium to disrupt the day’s activities. This unholy act ended in a brawl over disagreements on the disbursement of church funds and the pastor’s monthly salary.
A church member, Badejo Adelu accused the pastor of instigating the members against themselves and also taking away money belonging to the church without approval. “He has been giving the church problem, causing chaos in the church and fighting members, insulting and raising bad covenant between members”, he told TVC. A member of the church who displayed the transfer letter of the pastor, Olusegun Omotajo gave the account of the real cause of brawl and disagreement in the church.
He said the pastor was transferred to their church from leadership of the church in Ibadan, Oyo State. He said the letter showed that the pastor was a level 7 step one officer but the pastor insisted on receiving the salary of a level 9 step nine officer.
“I asked them that I want to see the account of the church which they failed to render. I told them they should not spend any money without approval by me, they refused”, he explained.
He said he had ordered them to stop all spending involving the church till issues are been taken care of from the leadership of the church in Ibadan, Oyo State.