“They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.” -Titus 1:16
We told you about the gathering of over 50 shepherds and province heads of Celestial Church of Christ Jorotom.
The event which also coincided with the annual Galilee celebration had these clerics rubbing minds together to fix Celestial Church back to its original state. The struggle, as said by Jorotom, is not just about him, he said he’s not interested in pastor or any position in the church, “I am a national honour carrier, I am a government agent, I don’t have any criminal record, I am not interested to be a pastor or trying to be in any position in this church but I am fighting for the liberation of people of Celestial Church of Christ, worldwide.”
Who is he to want to liberate the church? And why this time when he has always been part of the system? These were amongst numerous questions thrown at him by the journalists present. Borrowing a word from Clement Ogedengbe, the businessman and member of Board of Trustees, CCC Worldwide, Mr. Omotosho said, “too much of association with vision-less people will blur your vision until you finally lose sight of your true identity. When I was the chairman for Imeko building committee, I have never for once dipped my hand into the church money to divert it for personal use. The records are there; I have all the facts and figure here. These are the account statements. My issue with them is simply because I refused to align with Pastor Mobiyina when it comes to money. I refused to sign cheques that are not accounted for. He (Pastor) connived with Pius Olarewaju to siphon the church’s money. I may not be able to dwell much on this because, the EFCC are already on this. They went to forge a document using my signature, the bank officer are all being questioning at the EFCC office as we speak. That they are claiming to have removed me is not just about the church anymore but about personal gain. Can they really remove me? They don’t have such powers but I wanted the generality of Celestial to see what is happening and how they have destroyed things.”
He further said, “When I sealed up the office at Ketu, the money we realized was almost N6m including cheques, some were returned though but we had over N5m remitted into the account of the church. These were monies they kept in the office and lavish on frivolities, it’s on tape that one of them even confessed that they just released N200k to the pastor. For what? They don’t know. These are the things I frowned at that have made them tag me a traitor.”
Like I said yesterday, there is so much on the plate that it will be so impossible to divulge all at a go. Let us start with the accusation of registration; this, according to Baba Jorotom was done in such a shady manner that it was completely a mess up because it was discovered by him at the CAC that celestial Church of Christ was not duly register, Baba Banjo, Bada and others then betrayed Pastor Founder, it was Owodunni that brought this to the open even at that the name of SBJ was conspicuously absent from the board.
So, we met to do a new registration, these are the documents regarding that, this is the one Mobiyina signed to me to process the new registration that has now empowered him this position he’s today because the people that he claimed brought him had no legal backing to do so.
How many us are in the know about Celestial Printing Press? Well, just as you are asking yourself, Printing Press, so did it come as a rude shock to yours truly, Baba Jorotom divulged that this project cost the church N60m. It is so sad that we cry and task faithful adherents for money, and without being thoughtful about our actions these resources are being wasted with impunity.
It is gathered that equipment bought for the Celestial Printing Press are not being put into use hence they are rotting away where they are because they are inferior. Yet money channeled into this project could have been deployed to further boost the building of Imeko Cathedral. We also have the document to back it up.
The issue of the printing press, Baba Banjo with his cohort went to register a name (see document) to float the printing press for Celestial without the knowledge of the BOT. It will interest you all to know that since I stopped to align with them, the pastor personally increased his salary to over a million naira which ordinarily is arbitrary to common sense. When asked, he confessed to the police that the constitution permits him, hence he cannot be questioned on how the money are spent.
Let me give you another shocker, since I sealed up the office, the new office behind the old one was built by me personally so that we can have a structure where proper administrative work can be carried out without the interference of the ‘authority’.
On the discovery of some untoward practice the people at the office have done more damage than good to the church, this led to them being paid their salary and sent home, with a view of sanitizing the place. It was a rude shock for me to receive report from my base outside the country that the laid off staff have been reinstated by Mobiyina. These are people we paid three months salaries to leave because of their sharp practices. If they were not doing the biddings of some elders and leaders, why reinstate them, it is obvious the show has to continue, but definitely not with the new set we were about bringing onboard, who will only be accountable to the necessary authority in finance and the bank. These are the actions I took for which I was suddenly labeled a traitor. Tell me where I have gone wrong in all these?
As we said to you in our first report, the documents and information at our disposal are too enormous to go at once, our subsequent posts will unveil other acts backed with facts. Keep your fingers crossed.