Rape Allegation: COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Takes Leave Of Absence

Rape Allegation: COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Takes Leave Of Absence

By Wires Editor | The Trent on July 1, 2019
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COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo
COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo

Biodun Fatoyinbo, the founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, has stepped down.

He announced his leave of absence from the pulpit via his verified Instagram page on Monday, July 1, 2019.

“The past few days have been sobering for me. I have taken time to pray and seek spiritual counsel from Christian leaders around the world, who feel very concerned about the ongoing reports in the media. I have solicited their guidance on actions, I should take that are honouring to our Lord Jesus Christ and the work, he has called me to do,” Mr. Fatoyinbo wrote.

“Drawing from their counsel and that of the leadership of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly and owing to my love for God’s word and sacred honour of my calling, I have decided to take a leave of absence from the pulpit of the church.”

He went on to ask for prayers for himself and his congregation “during these turbulent times”.

Mr. Fatoyinbo is facing a fresh wave of rape allegations which was ignited by the testimony of Busola Dakolo, wife of Timi Dakolo, a soul singer and songwriter, who told YNaija in an exclusive interview that the COZA founder raped her in her mother’s house when she was 16 years old.

ALSO READ: ‘How COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Raped Me In My Mother’s House’ – Timi Dakolo’s Wife

Following a social media outcry, Fatoyinbo denied the allegation and threatened criminal and civil action against his accusers.

RELATED: ‘I Have Never Raped!’ – COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Responds To Busola Dakolo’s Rape Allegation

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MY CONFIDENCE IN THE LORD REMAINS UNWAVERING.

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