The Diocesan Bishop in charge of Ekiti West diocese, Rt. Reverend Rufus Victor Ajileye Adepoju, has been suspended by the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, with immediate effect for sleeping with another Reverend Father’s wife.
The suspension was conveyed in a letter dated December 11, 2020, and signed by the Primate of the Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba.
Mr. Adepoju was condemned by the Anglican hierarchy for sexually fraternizing with the wife of a priest placed under his employment and care.
The embattled cleric owned up to the misconduct when confronted by leaders of the church who investigated the matter on December 10.
Sequel to his confession, he was yanked off his designated role and barred from participating in all activities of the diocese for a period of one year.
The Anglican Communion which is well renowned for its stringent disciplinary policies, especially for erring clergies, didn’t disappoint this time, as the investigative leaders handed out sanctions, while urging the excommunicated priest to leverage his period of suspension to “seek the face of God.”
The offended priest and his wife’s names were not mentioned in the suspension letter, which has been in circulation on social media since Tuesday afternoon.
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