Pastor Timi Adigun of Mine Teenage Ministry has admitted to the allegations of “inappropriate behavior” with female teenagers in his church over a couple of years, The Whistler reports.
It would be recalled that on Thursday, Nigerians took to Twitter to attack the Pastor, accusing him of sexually assaulting teenagers of MINE Ministry where he was reportedly preaching about sexual purity
However, the MINE Teenage Ministry, in its reaction to the allegations, had dissociated itself from the alleged actions of the Pastor.
Pastor Adigun, in admitting to the allegations, stated that he had “no sexual intercourse” with any underaged.
In his social media post where he tendered a public apology with the caption; ‘I AM SORRY. PLEASE FORGIVE ME’
He wrote: “The truth is, I was involved in inappropriate behavior with females over a couple of years. I went against the sexual purity message I preach and believe in and I AM SO SO SORRY. I failed those of you who look up to me. Please find a place in your hearts to forgive me.
“I want to humbly state that there was no sexual intercourse with any, none was a minor, and my wife did not know about these actions while they happened.
“I have apologized to God, my wife, my in-laws, my family, and some ministry members. I am here APOLOGIZING PUBLICLY.
“I have apologized several times to ALL the ladies involved and also apologized to some’s family members. The final apology came in September when I sent a voice note apologies to ALL OF THEM for taking advantage of their trust in me and they all, at different times, accepted my apology.
“This call-out was more from ministry leaders who had had clashes with me at different times and used the occasion of this knowledge to get back at me, hence the use of the ministry’s Twitter Handle.”
Adigun further stated that he had stepped down in October from ministry and the church.
“I only maintained a fellowship for the people that still wanted me to teach them the WORD. So, it is a fellowship running in the interim, not a church as at now.”
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