The Redeemed Christian Church of God has sacked one Assistant Pastor Gideon Bakare in its Akure, Ondo State branch for attempting to sleep with a member’s wife.
A statement by the RCCG’s Head, Media, and Public Relations, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi dissociated itself from the immoral act and said Bakare has been relieved of all ministerial duties in the mission.
The pastor in a viral video, was seen naked as the church member sits beside him while her family films the event. It was gathered that Bakare had been pestering the woman for a relationship, as she decided to play along and set him up.
Bakare had removed his clothes while with the woman at her house when her family members came in. After been caught, he begged for mercy while the women threatened to call his wife to see what he has done.
The RCCG through its spokesman Olubiyi described it as “completely contrary to the core values, doctrines, beliefs and practices of the RCCG and the undiluted word of God.”
“The Redeemed Christian Church of God has excommunicated Mr Gideon Bakare and relieved him of all ministerial duties in the Mission.
“Bakare, who was an Assistant Pastor in the Church was recently accused of attempted act of adultery with a woman in her matrimonial home in Akure, Ondo State.
“The Church dissociated itself from such immoral act of Mr Bakare and described it as being completely contrary to the core values, doctrines, beliefs and practices of the RCCG and the undiluted word of God.
“The Church, after reviewing the report of her investigation, noted that by his conduct, Bakare has not only tainted his personal reputation but has portrayed the Church in a bad light.
”Mr Bakare has therefore been directed to return all official items in his custody and stay off all associated connections with the Mission with immediate effect.”