Preacher or Predator? 7 shocking allegations against Pastor Tobi Adegboyega

Preacher or Predator? 7 shocking allegations against Pastor Tobi Adegboyega

As Nigerians, we often look to religious leaders for guidance, inspiration, and a sense of community. However, when those leaders become embroiled in controversy, it can leave us feeling betrayed and disillusioned. Such is the case with Pastor Tobi Adegboyega, the founder of the now-defunct Salvation Proclaimers Anointed Church (SPAC Nation), who has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Adegboyega’s lavish lifestyle and the allegations of financial exploitation and fraud against him have left many to question the integrity of their religious institutions.  Let’s delve into the seven things you should know about this controversial figure:

He lives a lavish lifestyle

Despite reports of his charitable efforts, Adegboyega is known for his extravagant lifestyle, including a £2.5 million mansion in Surrey and expensive cars, jewelry, and clothing.

Financial exploitation allegations

A BBC Panorama investigation accused Adegboyega and other church leaders of financially exploiting members, with allegations of pressuring youths to sell blood and misappropriating funds. It is important to note that women are often more vulnerable to financial exploitation, and these allegations strike a chord with many of us who have experienced or witnessed similar situations within our own communities.

Fraud accusations

In January 2020, Adegboyega’s church was accused of financial exploitation and fraud by a local MP, but police declined to launch a criminal inquiry. Many other allegations of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and fraud have been raised against the church and its pastors. 

A shutdown order

In June 2022, the U.K. government ordered SPAC Nation to shut down for good after it failed to account for more than £1.87 million in outgoings properly and operated with a lack of transparency. This decision serves as a stark reminder of the importance of financial accountability and transparency within religious institutions.

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Paternity scandal

Adegboyega has been involved in a personal scandal, with a DNA test confirming that three children he believed were his during his marriage to Dora Ezinne Kayode actually belonged to him. The paternity test was conducted after Kayode accused Adegboyega of having an affair with her. As women, we understand the emotional turmoil and betrayal that can come with infidelity and broken trust.

He remains a prominent figure in the Nigerian religious community

Despite the controversies surrounding him, Adegboyega continues to be a prominent figure in the Nigerian religious community, with videos of his sermons and interviews circulating online. This highlights the need for critical thinking and discernment when it comes to the leaders we choose to follow and the messages they convey.

Charitable Efforts

While Adegboyega has been accused of financial exploitation, he has also been involved in charitable efforts, such as taking in ex-criminals and creating jobs through waste management. As women, we value compassion and community service, and it’s important to acknowledge the positive impact he has had in these areas, even as we condemn his alleged wrongdoings.

In conclusion, Pastor Tobi Adegboyega’s story is a complex one, with allegations of financial exploitation and fraud alongside reports of charitable work. We believe that by holding our religious leaders to high standards and demanding transparency, we can work towards creating a more ethical and trustworthy religious landscape for all.



  • ChiAmaka Dike

    Chiamaka is the Features Editor at Marie Claire Nigeria. She is a woman who is passionate about God, women, and top-notch storytelling in all formats. Send all feature pitches her way -

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