GHS1.5m OmniBank Loan divides EVANGELICAL Church; Dismissed pastor sweeps away church members

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A Koforidua-based church in the Eastern Region, Voice of the Lord Evangelical Church is currently in turmoil following the dismissal of President and Leader of the church, Apostle Samuel Dadzie.

The Man of God according to documents available to MyNewsGh.com was sacked by the national hierarchy over accusations that he contracted a loan facility of GH₵1.5 million from Omni Bank without the approval of the National Executive Council (NEC) and also failed to divulge how the money was used to the Council.

Checks revealed that at 1st October, 2018  the outstanding balance of the said loan stood at  GH₵900,000.00 in the wake of other accusations he  acquired GH₵100,000 loan facility from Adom Savings and loans in the name of the church on the blind side of NEC and the leadership and without the signatories of the General Secretary and the National treasurer who are the  mandated signatories to the national account of the church.

Between January to September 2018, workers’ outstanding salaries was  GH₵89,400.00 with 2017 outstanding salaries being GH₵44,217.00 as the church is currently bankrupt due to misappropriation of funds by Apostle Samuel Dadzie.

He is also alleged to have credited building materials which has accumulated to a huge sum of debt for the church.

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The church currently owes Fasco Timbers an amount of GH₵35,000.00, 12 packets of roofing sheets to Aduamoah and Odumase branches of the church at a cost of GH₵7,100.00 and GHC 4,500.00 worth of fuel cost credited from Total 4 filling station in Koforidua.

The church’s National Executive Council (NEC) amidst accusations of corruption and misconduct summarily dismissed him in a letter dated October 23, 2018 signed by one Apostle D.K Asante who is the Secretary to NEC.

Following his dismissal, he established his own church taking away about 90% of members which has left his former church struggling.

Our checks indicate that several structures were erected within the period he superintended over the administration of the Church in the area including a new Church complex, a residential facility and an administration block being part of the facility contracted from the financial institutions.

When reached for his comments, he failed to confirm or deny but promised to make public his version of the accusations leveled against him at the appropriate time.

 

Source: Mynewsgh.com

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