Rape Allegation: COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo to make legal move
Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Abiodun Fatoyinbo has taken legal steps after rape allegations levelled against him by Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola.
In a press statement released on Friday, 28th of June, the pastor stated “I have never in my life raped anybody even as unbeliever and I am absolutely innocent of this.”
He went ahead to say that himself and the church won’t stand for false criminal allegations made. “The leadership of the Church and I have briefed our lawyers to commence Criminal and Civil actions against all individuals making such false allegations whether directly or by proxies.”
Mrs. Dakolo is the second high profile person after Ese Walter to accuse the cleric of sexual abuse.
The mother-of-three laid it bare in a damning interview conducted by YNaija’s Chude Jideonwo.
The photographer said some years ago, while she was still below 18, the pastor visited her parents’ home and raped her.
She said the cleric, whose church she attended at the time, sexually abused one more time before she left the church.
Mrs Dakolo said the case was known to church leaders who tried to cover it up. She said Mr Fatoyinbo pleaded with her and her family to forgive him, and blamed the devil for his behaviour.
The allegations sparked anger online on Friday, with many Nigerians calling for the popular pastor to be prosecuted.