|Pastor Michael Oni|
Last Sunday, members of Christ Apostolic Church in Abule-Ijesha, Yaba, Lagos State and their Pastor, Michael
Oni, had a serious disagreement and at then end of the brawl, the Pastor was thrown out of the Church!
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
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.
He said the church who wanted peace further decided to pay the pastor as
a level 8 step one officer and then paid his January to March salary in
May, but this the said pastor did not still agree with them.
In his defence, the accused, Pastor Micheal Oni said all he demanded was
the involvement of his attention in the church’s account running. He
said even though they failed to show him account activities of the
church prior to his arrival, but they are yet to show him the account
since he took over the pastoral duties in the church.
“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.