Anglican bishop suspended for alleged sexual misconduct

Anglican bishop suspended for alleged sexual misconduct

- An Anglican bishop was reportedly caught with the wife of another priest working under him

- For this, Bishop Rufus Adepoju has been suspended and told not to partake in any activity of the diocese for a period of one year

- In a letter dated December 11, 2020, the cleric was asked to handover to his archbishop

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Rufus Adepoju, the diocesan bishop of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) of Ekiti state, has been suspended for allegedly engaging in sexual misconduct with the wife of another priest.

The cleric was said to have been caught with the wife of a priest under his employment and care.

The bishop's suspension was contained in a letter dated December 11, 2020. The letter stated that Bishop Adepoju admitted to wrongdoing, Premium Times reports.

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According to the letter, the bishop will not participate in any activity of the diocese as the diocesan bishop for one year. He has been asked to report and handover to his archbishop.

Anglican bishop suspended for alleged sexual misconduct
Rufus Adepoju has been suspended for allegedly engaging in sexual misconduct with the wife of a priest under his employment and care. Photo credit: Premium Times
Source: UGC

The leadership of the diocese of Ekiti prayed that the cleric seeks the face of God during the one year suspension.

The suspended bishop took over from Bishop Oludare Oke who retired at the age of 70.

In other news, Pastor Timi Adigun of The Ark Church admitted to involvement in ‘inappropriate behaviour’ with females for a couple of years.

This came less than 48 hours after Adigun was called out on social media for having sexual intercourse with teenagers in his church.

The 35-year-old cleric, however, said he had ‘no sexual intercourse’ with any of the ladies and none of them was underaged.

Taking to his Instagram page to tender his apology, Adigun said his wife did not know about these actions while they happened. According to him, he has apologised to the victims as well as members of their family.

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In his words:

“I have apologised several times to ALL the ladies involved and also apologised to some’s family members."

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