Spac Nation Church is under investigation by UK Charity Commission over claims pastors misled young congregation members into selling their blood to raise funds for the church.
The Charity Commission revealed its plan to investigate the church following complaints raised and reports from HuffPost UK alleging that some members of the church donated their blood as “bleeding for seed” which raised safeguarding concerns.
A youtube channel The Exposer has been following the case and receiving photos evidence of a church member inside a clinic giving his blood for the church.
Spac Nation Church congregation members allegedly donated their blood to raise funds
Founder of the Church Pastor Tobi Adebobyega, 39, came to Britain in 2005, he has come under fire for the second time this year over his church’s unorthodox ways to entice young vulnerable youth in the UK to take bank loans to donate to the church in a bid to become rich.
The church denies the claims and has ever since received massive support from politicians due to the church’s effort to tackle knife crime and gang violence in London among black communities.
In a statement from the UK Charity commission: “Of immediate concern to the commission is that substantial amounts of charity money are held in cash.
“As a protective measure, the commission has issued an order under Section 84 of the Charities Act, requiring the charity to bank its money.
“The commission is also concerned about the apparent lack of clarity between the personal, business and charity roles of leaders within the charity.”
The commission said it opened the inquiry to “examine matters furthers” after allegations emerged that individuals had been encouraged to give money to the charity by “taking on personal debt”.
“The issues that have been raised related to SPAC Nation in recent weeks are highly concerning, even more so as the allegations are entirely at odds with the expectations about the way that charities will operate.”, according to a Charity Commission spokesman.
“The opening of this inquiry is an important step that will allow us to examine these concerns further and establish the facts.”, it added.
“We will seek to provide assurance to the public and the community that these matters will be considered fully and, where necessary, resolved.”