Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions over the return of the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo to the pulpit.
Naija News recalls that celebrity photographer and wife of singer Timi Dakolo, Busola, had accused Fatoyinbo of raping her 20 years ago.
This led to protest calling on the popular pastor to step down from the pulpit and allow proper investigation.
In a post on Instagram, the COZA pastor announced that he will be stepping down from the pulpit.
However, Pastor Fatoyinbo on Sunday returned to the pulpit despite the rape saga still ongoing.
See Nigerians reactions on Twitter:
— The King of the World (@AK_Cole) August 4, 2019
And God was/is a man
Soooo… i dunno why y'all like Judging yourselves sha #COZA
— SAMSON (@Stakey_Chan) August 4, 2019
Pastor Biodun and his fellow Rapist celebrating him as he stand on the Alter to preach.
— shamsudeen Abdulkareem (@shamsudeenAY) August 4, 2019
I find it hard to believe that the #COZA Pastor mounted the pulpit and still had the church members cheering him on like a hero! ?
Religion proves itself again as the biggest brainwashing technique in Nigeria
— Peng Man ? (@mjjuniormodel) August 4, 2019
People on twitter dont deserve God's mercy. Quick to judge and never forgetting people's fault. So Pst Biodun cant stand back on the pulpit because God is unforgiven like u abi? #COZA pic.twitter.com/vddetFYop1
— Black AbrahamLincolN (@Darksaint_911) August 4, 2019
— Millionaire BusinessMan ?? (@tboss_guy) August 4, 2019
My advice to #COZA Pastor: Beyond what people say or feel or tweet, you must know you are accountable to God. If these allegations are true, trying to muscle your way through it only fills the cup of retribution. Not because God is not merciful, but because the enemy seeks…
— wiseONE (@wiseONE25454484) August 4, 2019
— As A Boss..! (@JC_Jokes) August 4, 2019
Shout out to those that took their time and resources for the protest for waste it is.. Hope you gat better things to do next time ???#COZA
— Yo Baby ?? (@prince_stally) August 4, 2019
Pastor Biodun back on the altar
No Robust Reply
I hope the Same Pastors that advised he stepped down till issues raised were addressed will also speak out and explain this
Has he been cleared?
Or was the stepping down just a PR strateg#COZA
— Bosses Don't Sleep (@fk149) August 4, 2019
#BREAKING The #COZA army has arrived. A closing ensemble with military style decked church members dancing to hip-hop music saluting Biodun Fatoyinbo and his wife Modele. Thank you for joining me in my exclusive coverage of his return. #biodunfatoyinbo #coza #cozapastor #ijcoza pic.twitter.com/NCsVwLvX2O
— Dr Kemi Olunloyo (@HNNAfrica) August 4, 2019