The management of The PUNCH newspapers has tendered an apology to the public particularly Christians for desecrating the bible in the course of doing a write up on Mrs Fatoyinbo, wife of the embattled COZA pastor
It would be recalled that a back page feature article of July 4, 2019 edition of the PUNCH featured an offensive cartoon which indicated a character urinating on the bible
The apology reads: “On the back of the page of the Thursday, we published a cartoon to illustrate an article titled, ‘What does Mrs Fatoyinbo know?’ The cartoon features a character desecrating the Holy Bible.
“We apologise for the offensive cartoon and assure our esteemed readers that we hold the Christian faith in high regard. We have since commenced the process of applying appropriate sanctions to the members of staff responsible, and we shall be reviewing our editorial process to prevent re-occurrence.”
The newspaper in a bid to sanction the erring staff appointed new editors for its daily and weekend titles.
The newspaper on Tuesday appointed Ademola Oni as the Daily Editor of The PUNCH to replace Martin Ayankola who was asked to resign.
Oni was the Sunday Editor of the newspaper before his elevation as the Daily Editor.
Also asked to resign was the Saturday Editor, Olabisi Deji-Folutile over the same issue.
The public condemned a cartoon published on the back page of the PUNCH last Thursday. The publication generated lots of annoyance against the newspaper for publishing such offensive cartoon aimed at casting aspersion on the Christian faith and the Lord Jesus Christ.