CCC Crisis: Shinko-Lomo in trouble as US queries her over defamatory videos against CCC leaders


Nigerian Concord Newspaper

This is not a good time for a Texas-based blogger, Ashabi Abosede Oluwakemi Sowemimo popularly known as Ashabi Shinko-Lomo as the United States government has queried her over her role in the latest media blackmail against the pastor of the Celestial Church of Christ, Reverend EMF Oshoffa, the BOT Treasurer, Superior Evangelist Pius Olarewaju, and other top leaders of the church both in Nigeria and in the Diaspora.

The USA and UK Dioceses of the CCC had in 2017 dragged Ashabi before a Dallas County Court for defaming Celestial leaders in the US, UK and Nigeria on her weekly video programme, Abala Feyikogbon, which she normally shows on Facebook and Youtube.

Sued with Ashabi Sowemimo in 2017 was her husband, Evangelist Samuel Sowemimo, who was accused of stealing church funds as well as operating a CCC Parish in the USA without any approval from the American authority or the Church’s International Headquarters in Ketu.

The duo of Isaac Owolabi and Michael Alonge were also joined in the 2017 suit for allowing blackmailers to use their Online media, and to launch media attacks on the church’s leaders.

In 2017, investigation revealed that Ashabi Sowemimo was being paid by the immediate past Chairman of the Imeko Cathedral (Now Basilica) Building Committee, Superior Evangelist John Rotimi Omotosho popularly known as JOROTOM, to defame the Treasurer of the CCC BOT, Superior Evangelist Pius Olarewaju, on her weekly Youtube/Facebook programme, Abala Feyokogbon.

Meanwhile, the US Judiciary in 2017 sanctioned Ashabi Sowemimo during the trial and made her to sign an undertaking that she would not write post or share any defamatory article about the Celestial Church of Christ and any of its leaders both in Nigeria and the Diaspora on her Facebook pages or any Social Media.

Also, the Texas-based blogger tendered an open apology to Superior Evangelist Olarewaju in one of her programmes shortly after her court trial began in 2017 with a promise to join him in his efforts to elevate the church.

Having signed the undertaking, the court suspended the trial of Ashabi, Alonge and Owolabi, and proceeded with the criminal charges against her husband, Evangelist Samuel Sowemimo.

But documents made available to Nigerian Concord this morning read that some concerned Celestial Church leaders in the US have written a petition to the Dallas Police Department at No. 6969, McCallum Blvd, Dallas, TX 75252, United States to make an official report that Ashabi Sowemimo has resumed her media attacks and blackmails against the church and its elders on her Facebook page and other Social Media.

Speaking with our New York correspondent, one of the desk officers of the Dallas Police Department who spoke through the official telephone line of the agency (1 214-670-7253) confirmed the receipt of the petition, adding that Ashabi Sowemimo had been invited for interrogation.