MINE Teenage Ministry Finally Responds To Se3ual Harassment Accusation Of Its Coordinator, Timi Adigun
Coordinator of MINE Teenage Ministry and pastor at The Ark Church Timi Adigun has been accused of se3ual harassment.
A public relations expert Akan Imoh in a viral Facebook post said he lives close to the church in Lagos and that he c onfirmed the allegations after investigating alongside two other journalists….Read Here
“The very annoying thing is that this man doesn’t seem like he cares. He just wants to move on. The last I heard is that he has started another church/ministry. Something called ‘Haven of Love’. Actually, MINE Teens Ministry was closed without any proper explanation. The church was also closed too,” he wrote.
“You just throw teenagers into confusion. There’s too much anger on the streets. These guys have been hitting up my DM, and I wasn’t even a leader or a member of the ministry. They are confused and angry. Can you imagine, you’ve been telling these kids not to have s3x till they get married, but then, you’ve been doing stuff with them in secret.”
Adigun, 35, is also the editor of MINE Magazine – a free Christian teenage magazine that preaches sexual purity.
On Twitter, a life coach named Orifunke led in the allegations on Thursday. She said Adigun has refused to address the allegations.
“The interesting thing is the members are only asking him to come out and address it. They want him to admit it, justice to be followed after and healing gotten for victims. That’s what they are asking.
“But he has refused to say NADA. He is even running giveaways on IG,” she wrote.
The interesting thing is the members are only asking him to come out and address it. They want him to admit it, justice to be followed after and healing gotten for victims. That's what they are asking.
But he has refused to say NADA. He is even running giveaways on IG.
— A Fine, Rich Woman (@Orifunke) December 10, 2020
Orifunke also accused Adigun’s wife Titi of complicity.
The teenage ministry confirmed the allegations against its coordinator in a Twitter thread on Thursday.
“He’s a se3ual predator. Before he was found out, he’d just started the “Father me” series where he encouraged people to submit to fatherhood, even while molesting those who have lived with him for 5+ years,” the organisation wrote but later deleted the tweet.
In subsequent tweets, which were not deleted, the group said Adigun’s defence, when quizzed, was that the girls also enjoyed the acts, and no one loves the girls as much as he does.
The ministry later released a statement dissociating itself from Adigun’s actions.
“Based on the issue of se3ual harrasment against Timi Adigun, the Coordinator of MINE Teenage Ministry, we hereby dissociate the message of the ministry from his actions.
“As a ministry, we stepped in to ask him to do the right thing, but our efforts were rebuffed,” the statement read.
4. We hereby announce to the general public that the message of sexual purity still stands irrespective of the action of the man that held a key position.
— MineTeenageMinistry (@MINEministry) December 10, 2020