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Rape Allegation: Fatoyinbo's Full Address To COZA Members On Sunday




Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), in his address to his congregation yesterday, cancelled the seven days of glory, a monthly programme slated for 1st to 7th of July.

The embattled pastor applauded his wife for standing by him in the wake of the rape allegation against him.

Naija News reports Busola Dakolo, wife of Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo, had narrated how Pastor Fatoyinbo allegedly raped her when she was a teenager.

Busola alleged that the clergyman raped her twice in Ilorin, Kwara state.

But the clergyman has since denied the allegation, saying that he has never raped anyone in his life.

"My husband is not a rapist. Even if he was not a believer, he would not be a rapist," his wife, Modele Fatoyinbo said in Church today.

Thereafter, Pastor Fatoyinbo said: "Having you in my life, I am the most blessed pastor in the world. It took me a long time to get here today. I did not like what I saw today. Some if you came early, this is not what I want to put you through. I will only say something to you, if I was not a pastor of this church, I will be a member."

Read full statement below:

"I have been relating with all my mentors, you know I am a man under authority, I really love to listen to them. So, I am going to be giving a few instructions as time goes on but the first instruction I want to give is, be that as it may with what is going on, I am not a desperate person to say we must have the programme. With what is going on I don't want to put any… I don't like… I am a peaceful person, you know that.

"So, because of this, we are going to be having prayers every day for those who are interested to come. But we are not going to have the 'seven days of glory' (grumbling) because I don't want all these kinds of stuff. I think last month we prayed for a whole month and we do all of that. Please, let's be people of peace.

"So, if you want to pray with us, you can come here to pray. But the regular seven days…, you don't want to put your guest speakers through that. You know we love to host people properly; we don't want to do that. And you know some of them, apart from the fact that the Lord spoke to me about that, my mentors said to me, this is what we need to do while we step in and make sure we see what is going on. And you know what we stand for in COZA. So, please let's obey God in our mentors and be a people of peace.

"Also, when you are going out, they are going to direct you how to go out, please don't fight anybody, don't reply anybody, you came to worship. They may say things to you, it doesn't matter. Please, behave yourselves and make sure everything is in place."

Source: Naija News

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