Biodun Fatoyinbo, the founder and senior pastor of Common Wealth Zion Assembly, COZA, is engulfed in yet another scandal after an Abuja based public interests lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi petitioned the Inspector General of Police to probe the death of one Ifeoluwa Dolapo and the involvement the clergyman and two others, Samuel Kayode Abiara and Funke Adejumo in a suspected procurement of miscarriage, infanticide, causing grievous hurt, criminal assault and being accessories after the facts of the offences.
The Legal Practitioner reportedly attached an audio clip that allegedly revealed sometimes ago, one Ms Ifeoluwa Dolapo, formerly a member of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, who is now deceased had an affairs with Reverend Biodun Fatoyinbo – a clergyman which the lawyer claimed is notorious for allegations of extra-marital affairs and sexual abuse which consequently resulted in unwanted pregnancy. He therefore prayed that the Inspector General of Police should rise to his duty and cause a holistic investigation into these scary allegations.
The petition is reportedly copied to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Wife of the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Deputy Inspector General of Police and Federal Criminal Investigation Department.
Quoting from the petition: “According to the revelation from the audio clip, the 1st Suspect threatened the deceased, and requested that she got rid of the unwanted pregnancy as he surmised that it would be scandalous and injurious to his reputation as a highly revered and renowned Pastor. While the deceased assured the 1st Suspect that she would keep the news of the pregnancy private and just within her family, the 1st suspect insisted and ensured that an abortion of the pregnancy was carried out with the reluctant acquiescence of the deceased.”
“Before the said abortion, the deceased was advised by her Doctor against going ahead with the same, as the deceased was diabetic and the procedure could lead to serious medical complications and possibly death.”
“Despite the reservations shared by her doctor, the 1st Suspect prevailed on the deceased and the abortion was carried out against medical advice. The abortion precipitated the damage of the deceased’s two kidneys and, in fact, the 1st Suspect contributed monetarily to facilitate a kidney transplant for the deceased.”
It further stated that, “However, her situation worsened and the ensuing medical complications resulted in the avoidable death of Ms. Ifeoluwa Dolapo. Curiously, since the tragic demise of Ms. Ifeoluwa Dolapo, no criminal complaint has been made particularly given the chain of events that led to her death and that of the fetus.”
“According to the audio clip, one Pastor S. K. Abiara ( hereinafter refers to as the 2nd Suspect) and Reverend Funke Felix-Adejumo (herein after refers to as the 3rd Suspect) both being revered members of the clergy gained knowledge of the crime and proceeded to assist the 1st Suspect to conceal the offences contrary to Section 10 of the Criminal Code Act.”
According to Within Nigeria, a telephone conversation with Mrs. Titi Odunuga, one of the family members of the deceased, to confirm the claims of the petition, reveals that the family does not want to speak on the matter.
She said that she and her family are not ready to speak nor take legal actions on the matter. However, she promised to call back if there is further details.