Rt. Reverend Rufus Victor Ajileye Adepoju has been suspended by the Anglican Church as the Diocesan Bishop in charge of Ekiti West diocese with immediate effect over gross sexual misconduct.

The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, conveyed the suspension in a letter dated December 11, 2020, and signed by the Primate, Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba.

Mr. Adepoju was reproached by the Anglican hierarchy for sexually fraternizing with the wife of a priest placed under his employment and care.

The embattled clergyman, was stripped of his designated role and barred from participating in all activities of the diocese for a period of one year.

He was also said to have owned up to the sexual misconduct when confronted by leaders of the church who investigated the matter on December 10, 2020.

The reverend and his wife who allegedly had affairs Mr. Adepoju were not named in the suspension letter.

The excommunicated priest was urged to leverage his period of suspension to “seek the face of God.”

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