Ekiti Baptist Conference has dispelled the misinformation on social media that one Rev Dr Olukayode Ayinde (55) years was ordered by the Chief Magistrate of a Court in Ado Ekiti to be remanded in Ado Ekiti Correctional Centre in August 2020.
Ekiti Baptist Conference through its Public Relations Officer, Toba Adaramola said the report was just a case of identical name stressing the Reverend is not up to 55 years old nor had any court case.
The statement is preproduced below.
I HAVE NEVER BEEN REMANDED – Ayinde
Our attention has been drawn to a news item in the social media with the title “Cleric remanded for rape” which was purportedly compiled by the Information/Public Relations officer of the Ekiti State Judiciary.
In the said social media report one Rev Dr Olukayode Ayinde(55) was ordered by the Chief Magistrate of a Court in Ado Ekiti to be remanded in Ado Ekiti Correctional Centre in August 2020. Ordinarily, we would have just ignored the said story but for the various calls our revered pastor has been receiving from friends, Church members and well-wishers prompted this response. We wish to state here that it was just a case of identical name, our pastor has never had any court case not to talk of been remanded in any Correctional centre.
Rev Dr Olukayode Ayinde is a respected man of God who has been the Acting Conference President of Ekiti Baptist Conference without any blemish, as a matter of fact, Reverend Olukayode Ayinde started his Ministerial work as the Pastor of First Baptist Church, Ado Ekiti in September 2004, he is respected by all because he values his integrity and ministerial call.
As at the time of writing, Rev Dr Olukayode Ayinde is not up to fifty-five years of age so could not have been remanded in August 2020 at 55 years. He has a ministry to serve God, bring people to the saving hands of the most High God, to preach the good news of the Lord to the oppress .
We implore our good-hearted people to ignore the malicious and scandalous release it was just a wishful thought from the pit of hell and will never be the portion of our pastor in Jesus name.
Hon Toba Adaramola
Public Relations Officer
Ekiti Baptist Conference