Sequel to our earlier disclaimer titled, “Adelabi Abayomi, Not a Member of the Pastor in Council,” we write to give a final update on the subject matter.
As stated in our last correspondence on the matter, the case was referred to the appropriate Pastor in Council Working Committee with a deadline that the committee should submit its findings within 7 days. The C.C.C. Media arm, within that time frame, also interviewed the Shepherd in Charge of the parish attended by Adelabi Abayomi. Please find below, our findings, as well as the committee’s discoveries:
The Committee confirmed that Adelabi Abayomi was indeed a member of the Celestial Church of Christ who worshipped at the Comforter Parish, Iberekodo, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Adelabi Abayomi was however not a Member of the Pastor in Council (M.P.I.C.) of the Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide. All records of the Council including the authentic members list of the present and previous P.I.C. attest to this. All meeting attendance records of the Council in the last six years also attest to this. All financial records of the Council in the last six years further confirm that Adelabi Abayomi is not a Member of the Pastor in Council and has never made any financial contribution to the Council.
The Shepherd in Charge of Adelabi Abayomi’s parish of worship, Superior Evangelist Kayode Olugbesan, confirmed that he personally delivered a spiritual message, to Adelabi Abayomi, as directed by the Holy Spirit, not too long ago. The thrust of the spiritual message was that Adelabi Abayomi would be a victim of sudden death if he did not desist from doing whatever he had his hands in, which was not right before the Lord.
The Shepherd, Superior Evangelist Kayode Olugbesan, confirmed that Adelabi Abayomi did not take the spiritual message in good faith and not only stopped attending church services but also became very unfriendly towards the Shepherd in Charge of his parish of worship.
The Shepherd confirmed that Adelabi Abayomi’s wife and children however continued to attend the parish after Adelabi Abayomi withdrew from the parish.
Adelabi Abayomi was eventually apprehended alongside four other members of his kidnap syndicate.
Quite unfortunate that we have to announce here that Adelabi Abayomi DIED from injuries sustained in the course of his arrest before he could reach the police station.
Having given this update, we wish to finally lay the matter to rest. We choose to respect the dead as we pray that the soul of Adelabi Abayomi finds mercy and repose with the Lord. We remain committed to the forward march of the Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide towards the fulfillment of its divine mandate. Our Lord, Jesus Christ said in Matthew 16: 17-19, “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail.”
And so shall it be in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
APOLOGY: In our earlier release titled, “Public Notice: New Directives for Monthly Intercessory Prayers at the Imeko Basilica,” The phrase ‘NIGHT VIGIL’ was erroneously used. Error regretted. Thank you.
Superior Evangelist Kayode Ajala.
For: C.C.C. Media.
Wednesday, 10th August, 2022.