A Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Gideon Bakare, has been excommunicated by the church and relieved all ministerial duties.
The Pastor, who was caught on video naked in a woman’s matrimonial home, was accused of attempt to have sex with her and having done so with several other women in the area.
The incident occurred in Akure, the Ondo State capital, in the house of the woman, simply identified as Iya Titi in the video.
The woman’s husband, also simply identified as Baba Titi, and some others were present as the woman had set a trap for Bakare.
The Pastor, who pleaded not to be exposed, was completely naked, a plot Iya Titi said she hatched before calling in others so she could be believed.
Reacting to the development, the Church, headed by Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, whose main theme had been Holiness, dissociated itself from the immoral act of Bakare, describing it as being completely contrary to the core values, doctrines, beliefs and practices of the RCCG and the undiluted word of God.
The Head, Media and Public Relations of the RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, said in the statement: “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.”