- Nigerian cleric Ayo Ajani has apologized on social media days after being accused of rape
- Ajani also disclosed that he submitted himself to an independent panel of inquiry
- The man of God while taking responsibility noted that his actions fell short of the standards expected of the office he holds
A Nigerian cleric identified as Ayo Ajani of the Petra Christian Center has come out to issue a public apology on social media days after he was accused of rape by a Nigerian lady on Twitter.
The lady identified Lam Lam in a post shared on Monday, June 1, accused Ajani of being a sexual predator and called on people who intend to attend services at the church to take caution.
She said: "Attention everyone. There is a sexual predator and financial groomer on the loose in Petra Christian center @PetraChristianC. His name is Ayo Ajani @pastorayoajani, he’s the Senior Pastor. Attend this institution at your own peril."
See tweet below:
Ajani in his note of apology stated that he was not defending himself but simply apologizing to members of his ministry that may have been hurt after learning of the rape accusations against him.
"I deeply apologize to every member of this church as I can only imagine how much hurt this information has brought you over the past few days.
I sincerely acknowledge the pain and hurt my actions has caused the individuals directly affected. To everyone of you, I apologize," the pastor wrote.
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Ajani also disclosed that he submitted himself to a panel of inquiry that investigated the accusations and sent findings to the church board. According to him, evidences of rape or sexual intercourse were not found by the panel.
He, however, admitted that his actions fell short of the standards of the position he holds in the house of God.
Read the full post below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Some Nigerian celebrities hit the streets of Lagos and Abuja to protest against sexual abuse of young girls and women. Nollywood film stars Hilda Dokubo, Tonto Dikeh among others lent their voice to the fight against rape. They also shared photos and videos from the protest on Instagram.
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