We referred you to the short Article written on July 27, 2008 on this Web-site Titled Rumor Lingering about Supreme Court Injunction On Legitimate Pastor ..... Posted July 22, 2008. As we had promised to look into it. Here is our truth findings:
During the initial controversies between Late Pastor Jesse and the Trustees there was a Supreme Court Injunction that we (Celestial Body) should go and Amend our Constitution for electing our Pastor, that all factions should sit down and deliberate on, make decision and Amend the Constitution of Celestial Church Of Christ and also to reflect Worldwide not Nigeria Diocese alone etc.
The Trustee went at the back and Amend the Constitution October 19, 2000 on there own to suit them and file this with Corporate Affairs Commission on December 20, 2000.
surreptitiously instituted an action against Corporate Affairs
Commission in October of 2005 in Federal High Court, Abuja, Nigeria,
after realizing that the Court is aware of the falsified document the so
Constituted Proclamation Letter of Pastor Emmanuel Mobiyino Oshoffa as
Pastor of Celestial Church of Christ. The
proclamation letter carried twenty-three signatures instead of required
twenty-nine to form a quorum of simple majority of remaining members of
Pastor-in-Council, showing that Emmanuel Mobiyino Oshoffa was not
appointed constitutionally if we are to believe that the amendment of
the constitution of Celestial Church of Christ (Nigeria Diocese), RC.
489 dated October 19th, 2000, filed on October 20th,
2000 with Corporate Affairs Commission’s certificate of approval dated
22nd December, 2000 was deemed duly filed and registered.
That amendment was one of the Trustees’ deceitful acts and abuse of the
rule of law. The principal signatory to the amendment dated 19th,
filed on October 20th, 2000 with the Corporate Affairs
Commission was Papa, Rev. Alexander Abiodun Bada. If we all remember,
Rev. Bada died on September 8th and buried on September 29th,
2000, he could not have been back from death to sign the application for
The Trustees believed that they could legitimize the Emmanuel Mobiyino Oshoffa’s appointment as Pastor of Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide by rushing the registration of Pastor Emmanuel’s name as the Chairman of the Registered Trustees of Celestial Church of Christ (Nigeria Diocese) with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) the same way they have successfully registered the unlawful amendment to the constitution in 2000, and surreptitiously challenged the CAC in Federal High Court, Abuja, Nigeria and won without the knowledge of any interested parties on December 20th, 2005.
The Trustees who now believed that they have succeeded in conning the Federal Government Agency and the Judicial System into backing their appointment of Emmanuel Mobiyino Oshoffa.
The SUIT No. HCL/7/2006
has been merely abandoned by the Registered Trustees as we may want to
call them for record purposes, since August of 2007 for lack of
substance in responding to the Counterclaim as filed by the counsel of
other factions. Registered Trustees and Pastor Emmanuel Oshoffa had
only hoped that the Court of Appeal ruled in their favor against the
Corporate Affairs Commission so they could have ground to respond to the
SUIT No. HCL/7/2006 at Ilaro
Federal Court in Ogun State.
Federal Court in Ogun State.
Court of Appeal ruling of July 4th, 2008 in APPEAL No.
CA/A/107/2006 – REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF CELESTIAL CHURCH OF CHRIST
(NIGERIA DIOCESE) vs. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION was as it is
clearly stated that: “From the foregoing, the conclusion I
have reached is that the Applicant (Senior Evangelist Lagun Adesanya)
equally does not qualify as a person that has suffered any legal
grievance having regard to the judgment in respect of which he seek for
leave to appeal.
application must necessarily fail as I have earlier found the Applicant
(Senior Evangelist Lagun Adesanya) not qualify as a person
interested in the matter on appeal, when the test as to whether or not
he could have been joined as a party to the suit in the lower court is
applied and also that he does not qualify as a person that has suffered
any legal grievance having regard to the judgment in respect of which he
seeks for leave to appeal”, quote and on quote.
To simply sum that up, the Court of Appeal ruled against Senior Evangelist Lagun Adesanya for seeking to be joined as interested party in the Corporate Affairs Commission’s appeal to the Federal High Court ruling of December 20th, 2005. There is nowhere in the APPEAL No. CA/A/107/2006 – REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF CELESTIAL CHURCH OF CHRIST (NIGERIA DIOCESE) vs. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION ruling of July 4th 2008 throwing out the appeal of the Corporate Affairs Commission, except that Senior Evangelist Lagun Adesanya would not be party to that appeal, which narrow down the contestants to the issue of the appeal to Pastor Agboassi; Pastor Jesse group (Pastor Maforikan); Pastor Shonekan, the Registered Trustees of Celestial Church of Christ (Nigeria Dioceses) and Corporate Affairs Commission.
The Court of Appeal ruling of July 4th, 2008 was kept hush-hush by the Registered Trustees of Celestial Church of Christ (Nigeria Diocese) with hope that other factions will not know until 28 days passed so that they can have Pastor Emmanuel registered, though the ruling did not address the registration of Pastor Emmanuel as of yet.
Pastor Mobiyino as we learnt cannot even personally appear in the Court because of an issue concerning different names used in His three (3) Passports eg. France, Nigerian and Republic of Benin Passports.
Onces more the case is still ongoing. The Court ruled that Senior Evangelist Lagun Adesanya is not qualify to appeal the case. Do not let anybody deceive you that Pastor Mobiyina Oshoffa is been declared the legitimate Pastor.
Thanks to our readers for letting us dig into this serious issue. May God Almighty Unite His Church as He has promised that this Church will be the last Ship of Salvation.