The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has sacked one of its pastors, Gideon Bakare, who was caught on camera for attempting adultery.
In a statement on Wednesday by its spokesman, Olaitan Olubiyi, the church said a viral video that showed Bakare in a compromising position with a wife of a member of the church’s branch in Akure, Ondo state capital, is disturbing and distasteful.
Olubiyi noted that the church has excommunicated Bakare and relieved him of all ministerial duties for putting the church in a bad light.
“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 Church dissociated itself from such an 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.”