COZA: CAN Divided As They Deny Supporting Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Over R@ pe Allegation

Just yesterday a video of officials of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)  pledging their support to embattled flamboyant pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo over r@ pe allegation went viral and had a lot of Nigerians expressed. Hours later, CAN in a statement released dismissed the false reports that they pledged to support Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.

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According to Naija News, celebrity photography and wife of singer Timi Dakolo, Busola, made a shocking interview where she out-rightly accuses senior pastor and general overseer of the Common Wealth Zion Assembly, popularly known as COZA of raping her 20 years ago. The accusation sparked outrage and drew widespread condemnation and protest which led to the stepping down of Pastor Biodun as head of COZA.

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He, Fatoyinbo however, denied the allegations by Busola Dakolo, vowing to challenge the matter in court for ruining his reputation. Following a series of calls for Fatoyinbo’s sanction, CAN stated that the pastor was not a member of the association but promised to investigate the matter.

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However, a video that surfaced online yesterday,  where some representatives of CAN visited the Abuja branch of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) during last Sunday’s church service,

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The video reportedly shows the CAN officials pledging to stand by Fatoyinbo.

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Speaking to The Nation, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant (Media and Communications) to CAN President Samson Ayokunle, stated that church leaders were not at COZA to support the alleged crime.

He added: “What happened is this: they did not support the pastor of COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo. The Chairman of CAN Abuja, Reverend Jonah Samson and CAN Chairman for Northcentral, Reverend Israel Akanji, who addressed the congregation, did not pledge their support; they did not endorse Fatoyinbo.

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