On Tuesday 1 February 2022, at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Rev Martins Enegbuma, a priest of the Diocese of Auchi, Nigeria, was found guilty of a sexual assault in Edinburgh in 2020.

When the allegation against Fr Enegbuma was brought to the attention of the Archdiocese in March 2021, he was immediately removed from active ministry in line with safeguarding procedures. The Archdiocese has cooperated fully with the Police Scotland investigation.

It will now be for the court to determine a sentence, following which Fr Enegbuma will face a canonical investigation.

The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh offers a profound apology to the person who was subject to this assault and commends their courage in reporting it.