The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has terminated the appointment of Pastor Gideon Bakare in Akure, Ondo State capital, after being caught trying to have sex with a married woman.
RCCG spokesperson, Olaitan Olubiyi, in a statement said Bakare was sacked for attempted adultery and for putting the church in a bad light.
Bakare was seen in a video which went viral last weekend stripped in the bedroom of a married woman.
The woman had pretended she was consenting to the sexual act and had asked the pastor to strip before opening the door for her husband and others to come in to capture him live on video.
“The Redeemed Christian Church of God has excommunicated Mr Gideon Bakare and relieved him of all ministerial duties in the Mission,” Olubiyi said in the statement.
“Bakare, who was an Assistant Pastor in the church was recently accused of attempted act of adultery with a woman in her matrimonial home in Akure, Ondo State.
“The Church dissociated itself from such 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.”