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Anglian Church of Nigeria suspends Bishop Olukayode Adebogun

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The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has suspended Rt. Rev’d Olukayode Adebogun from his role as a cleric in the church.

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, the Most Rev’d Dr. Henry C. Ndukuba approved the suspension of Adebogun, pending an immediate full investigation into his alleged conduct and willful disobedience to the authority of the church.

This involved both his erstwhile role as a Bishop of Anglican Diocese of The Trinity, ADOTT, and as the Area Bishop for Canada Missionary Region Area 1 in Canada.

The suspension was contained in a press release on Tuesday by Korede Akintunde, the church’s Communication Officer

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Akintunde said the suspension was by the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) acting pursuant to its inherent powers in the Constitution and Canons (Canon XVI 1 paragraphs (g) and (h) of the Constitution and Canons) to suspend any consecrated Bishop whether serving in Nigeria or outside Nigeria in relation to breaches of the said Constitution and Canons.

According to him, the suspension refers to the series of utterances and actions attributed to Bishop Adebogun since the General Synod of the Church of Nigeria (CON) held at Nnewi from 12 to 16 September 2023.

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He claimed that “Adebogun’s utterances and actions undermined the authority and lawful directives of the Primate of the Church of Nigeria and the General Synod of the Church of Nigeria with regard to the Church of Nigeria Mission in North America and Canada generally and with regard to decisions lawfully taken by the General Synod of the Church of Nigeria.”

The statement added that Bishop Nathan Kanu, the Coordinating Bishop of CONNAM, has been asked to take over all responsibilities of Adebogun, pending investigation.

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