- The RCCG has sacked one of its pastors in Ondo
- The cleric, Gideon Bakare, was caught in a very compromising position with a married woman in her matrimonial home
- The leadership of the church has excommunicated Bakare and ordered him to return all church properties in his custody
Gideon Bakare, an assistant pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Akure, Ondo state capital, has been sacked over attempted adultery.
According to Olaitan Olubiyi, RCCG's spokesperson, Bakare was caught in a viral video with a married woman in her matrimonial home.
Olubiyi pointed out that the pastor was seen in a very compromising position with the said woman, and as such, he has been excommunicated from the church, The Cable reports.
The spokesman made it clear that the RCCG has dissociated itself with Bakare's act which is contrary to the church's core values.
He said: “The Redeemed Christian Church of God has excommunicated Mr Gideon Bakare and relieved him of all ministerial duties in the Mission,” the statement read.
“Bakare, who was an Assistant Pastor in the Church was recently accused of an attempted act of adultery with a woman in her matrimonial home in Akure, Ondo state."
The sacked cleric has been ordered to return all church properties in his custody with immediate effect and stay off all associated connections with the mission.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Adeboye recounted how he made one of his sons fire his secretary.
According to him, his son said his secretary excited him and he usually looked forward to going to work on Mondays just to see her. Adeboye advised that he sack her to save his marriage.
After the story was shared, Nigerians took to social media to react to it with many of them bashing the man of God. According to some people, the innocent woman lost her job due to his son’s lust and she might even be the breadwinner of her family.
Others, however, were of the opinion that there are lessons in his message and that the wise should learn.
Reacting to the development, a social media subscriber, Tife Fabunmi, said: "I just read Pastor Adeboye thread and I am not satisfied with the man sacking the woman coz he couldn’t control himself, instead he could have helped her secure a job in another place or change her dept and as for the other tweets below, it’s facts but that first tweet.....Nahhh!"