Anglican bishop suspension
A Nigerian Anglican Bishop suspension was made known in a letter dated December 11, 2020, and signed by the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Most Rev Henry Ndukuba.
According to reports, Rufus Adepoju was caught with the wife of a priest under his employment and care, has admitted wrongdoing. With his suspension, the Bishop would not partake in any church activity for a year.
The letter written,
“Advent greetings in the precious name of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ. We write with a deep sense of concern and pain to suspend you from office as the Diocesan Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ekiti West.
“This is the sequel to your conduct giving just cause for scandal and abhorrent sexual behavior with the wife of a priest under your employment and care. These facts were admitted by you in a meeting in our office held on Thursday, December 10, 2020.
“By this suspension, you are not to partake in any activity of the Diocese as the Diocesan Bishop for a period of one (1) year effective from the date of this letter. Please report and handover to your Archbishop and for further spiritual guidance.