Ka Eduardo corruption scandal not over, says expelled INC minister Isaias Samson
Isaias Samson, the Iglesia Ni Cristo Minister who was detained and expelled by the sect’s leaders, say the scandal hounding the leadership of Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo is far from over.
In a statement issued by his lawyer, Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles, Samson said: “The crisis brought about by corrupt practices in the said Church, is not over. Not by a long shot. Mr. Samson seeks justice, not only for the illegal detention of himself, and his family, but the treatment of ministers and members whose sole intention is to ensure the integrity of the people who manage the Church’s affairs.”
(Disclosure: Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles is publisher of Politiko)
“This is not a schism. This is not a doctrinal issue. This is an issue of the frailty and in some instances criminal behavior of persons, whom we will later identify in the appropriate cases. His trust in God remains,” said Samson.
Samson said he would speak through his lawyers, Angeles and Atty. G. Ahmed G. Paglinawan, due to the continued threat on hiis life and his family.
Samson escaped from the clutches of his captors on 23 July 2015, after being detained for over a week. He and his family have been expelled for exposing the alleged corruption and harassment of Ka Eduardo and his inner circle.
Angeles said that Samson “will not be silenced…his devotion to God and his faith are unshaken. “