Some Nigerians have reacted to report of Founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo dismissing his senior church officials for looting the church's treasury.
Though he did not disclose the number of officials dismissed while speaking at an empowerment summit organised for the church’s ordained workers, he however disclosed that one of the affected senior officials refused to confess until the last minute.
Bishop Oyedepo said
“We had no choice but to dismiss them. You can imagine top church officials engaging in doubling figures and other dubious practices. After we dismissed them, we discovered more fraud.
“Those who should discover the fraud were the ones involved in it. One of them refused to confess until the last minute. Can you imagine accountants perpetrating fraud in the house of God?
“Don’t employ them, don’t sympathise. Whoever sympathises with the wicked is wicked himself. Don’t sympathise with any perpetrator of fraud, otherwise, you are a partaker of the evil act.
However reacting to the report, some Nigerians lashed out at Bishop Oyedepo for not seeing the said act in a vision before it was uncovered and also for not forgiving the officials 70 times 70, just like the Bible said. Others however defended him.