Anglican bishop suspended for having sex with wife of another priest

Rufus Adepoju, the Anglican Bishop of Ekiti West in Nigeria has been suspended for having sex with the wife of a priest who worked for him.

Premium Times reported that the suspension letter was signed by the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, the Rev Henry Ndukuba. The Bishop also reportedly admitted the wrongdoing.

“Advent greetings in the precious name of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ,” the letter said. “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 sequel to your conduct giving just cause for scandal and abhorrent sexual behaviour 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 10 December, 2020.

“Please report and handover to your Archbishop and for further spiritual guidance.”