Corruption: N50 Million Embezzlement Scandal Rocks CAN Leadership in Ebonyi


A splinter group within the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ebonyi State chapter, has accused its Chairman, Rev. Dr. Scamb Chinedum Nwokolo, of embezzling N50 million of the association’s funds.

The group, led by Chairman Pastor Dr. Aloysius Nweke Ogah and Rev Ogwale Ogwale, alleges that Nwokolo and his associates have failed to account for the substantial sum.

In an official statement, the splinter group declared, “The general public is hereby informed that due to the illegitimate and unscriptural inclusion of Rev. Dr. Scamb Chinedum Nwokolo, Bishop Dr. Anayo Ilo and Pst. Solomon Eriugo in Ebonyi State leadership structure of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, with their inconsistent lifestyle and refusal to give an account of over N50, 000,000,00.

“The members of the association have decided to abandon and avoid these three ministers and cohorts.

The statement further announced the formation of a new membership structure to oversee the interests of CAN in Ebonyi State in response to the alleged financial mismanagement.

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Responding to the accusations, the chairman refuted any wrongdoing and questioned the credibility of the accusers, emphasising that they are not affiliated with CAN.

Nwokolo stated, “I don’t have anything with them, I don’t even know them. They’re not even members of CAN. “I can only react to issues coming from members of CAN, but for them, they’re not our members and you can check their antecedents.”