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Former COZA Staff accuses Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Raping her in 2017 | WATCH

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Six days after Busola Dakolo came out to share her harrowing story of rape by Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, another woman is accusing the clergy of the same thing.

The woman, who says she’s a former member and staff at the church, said Fatoyinbo, who she regarded as a mentor, spiritual leader, and father figure, allegedly raped her when he invited him to his house to discuss church issues.

She said that wasn’t the first time she was going to the house, adding that things moved on really fast and Fatoyinbo in no time was all over her.

She says she hopes that her story will build on the impact of Busola Dakolo’s and Ese Walter‘s stories.

In her story, she said Fatoyinbo addressed the Busola Dakolo incident, saying she had seduced him and “something had happened”.

Her Story

The woman said she joined the church in 2009, and in 2013, when the Ese Walter story broke, she immediately felt the weight of its implications, but dismissed it as some smear campaign. She hadn’t been working closely with the pastor at the time and the church was a place of sanctuary for her.

She joined the music group and was there till 2015, when Fatoyinbo’s wife Modele took an interest in her, and she began working with her on church adminstration duties and even taking care of the Fatoyinbos’ son.

The woman said she had found out about how church members viewed their proximity to the pastor as something special and she did feel special.

She says women and girls who were granted access to the Fatoyinbos’ children were referred to as ‘choice daughters,’ as the pastor was known to guard access to their kids.

She said she took care of the kids from 2015 to 2016, and later on, she moved to another country, living in one of the cities where COZA had a branch.

While she was hired by Modele, her job also required that she worked with Fatoyinbo who visited regularly to minister to the congregation and spend time with his children who were schooling in the city.

The alleged rape took place when Fatoyinbo visited and invited her to the house to discuss church issues.

As he forced himself on her, she says, removing her shirt and unbuttoning her trousers, telling her to “relax”.

She adds that she was too shocked to react, trying to reconcile the person in front if her, with the person who she saw as a spiritual leader, father figure, and mentor.

After the rape, she said he switched back to the pastor she knew, going on to apologise for what happened, saying he didn’t mean to hurt her.

She said she stayed silent and couldn’t talk to church members about it, remembering how the church took the Ese Walters case.

She was happy Fatoyinbo lived in Nigeria, pastoring the church in Abuja, so the distance helped her reevaluate her life. She wanted to leave the church but it would be difficult, seeing the church was responsible for her livelihood. She began saving to come back to Nigeria and continue her life.

One day, a friend called her out of the blues saying Fatoyinbo was asking for her number. She couldn’t tell the friend why she refused to share her contact with the pastor, so she had to give it to the friend to share with him.

Fatoyinbo called her, she said, saying ‘I know you are angry with me.’ She said his apology rang of dishonesty and after the call ended, her other friends called to tell her about Busola’s husband, Timi Dakolo‘s May 2018 Instagram post accusing an Abuja pastor of sexual assault.

She said she figured Fatoyinbo’s call was an attempt at damage control and if she had any doubts about him being a sexual abuser, that call cleared them.

The rape occurred in the last quarter of 2017, she said, but she continued working in the church till July the next year. She said she told Fatoyinbo of her plan to leave and he insisted that they both see each other before she does so.

She adds that by the time she returned to Nigeria, Timi Dakolo had made his second post, accusing Fatoyinbo of sexual assault, although not explicitly.

One month later, Busola shared her story, accusing Fatoyinbo of raping her twice when she was 16.

The woman said when she returned to Nigeria, Fatoyinbo insisted on them meeting, and he shared that Busola had seduced him and “something had happened.” He said he didn’t know she was a teenager, adding that he had no idea why she was trying to “sabotage” his ministry.

The woman said she doesn’t think Modele is unaware of her husband’s alleged assault, adding that she either intentionally or inadvertently brought young women closer to her, setting them up for exploitation by her husband.

She added that some pastors are aware of Fatoyinbo’s sexual violence but either kept quiet, or enabled it. She called them “The COZA 12,” saying they are pastors within and outside the church.

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14 Comments

  1. Sarah Cox

    July 4, 2019 at 10:35 am

    The Saga continues. This rape allegations will continue to surface. Whatever is hidden will be brought to light. Nothing can be hidden permanently. My advise to Pastor Fatoyinbo is to clear the air, Own up and ask God for forgiveness. There is no lie that can be swept under the carpet forever. As a man of God with 2 young girls, he should put his daughter in his rape victims shoes will he like it? Sexual predator is a spirit that needs deliverance from. Go to Prophet TB Joshua for deliverance, God will use him to cast to the evil Spirit.
    @Busola Dakolo I’m with you and others 100%, God will heal you all completely. You are liberated for speaking out. God bless you all

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  2. Beautee

    July 4, 2019 at 10:39 am

    We are still waiting for his suit against the Dakolo’s to prove his ‘innocence’. This idiot man of gaad needs to live in the prison for at least 20 years. His wife is an accomplice. No way she is unaware ih her hubby’s ”sexacapades”. She arranges these women for him.

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  3. Miss Afrique

    July 4, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Soooo, Pastor and wife can’t just hire nannies???

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  4. Mopelola

    July 4, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    With the way the woman brazenly defends her husband, I know she is a part of the saga. But to whatever end I wonder. Except of course for spiritual purposes. The fatoyinbo couple must have a spiritual pact which involves him molesting young women. I expect more stories to come up.

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  5. Oladimeji

    July 4, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Hmm Another Story Of This D same pastor I pray God Should Take control here in Nigeria

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  6. Janet

    July 4, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    I like her use of English language. Chude well done. It is well with you my sister.

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  7. James

    July 4, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    All these People Trying to Spoil Someone Reputation all because of Fame, What Happened Many Years that you can’t Reveal, And you think this the right time for you to do So. I don’t believe any of this Fabricated Lies until I see Concrete Evidence

    • DaDa

      July 4, 2019 at 6:58 pm

      She wants fame so she withheld her name and blurred out her face and body??? Please apply sense when next you drop a comment.

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    • Californiabawlar

      July 4, 2019 at 7:14 pm

      Lmaoo… Jamisi olodo, this woman is literally anonymous but yeah she wants fame 🤨
      y’all are weird.

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    • mymind

      July 4, 2019 at 8:12 pm

      James, please submit your sister, mother or other female relative for a social experiment where your female relatives will have NO knowledge that gangsters will rape them. You can then ask them for what evidence they collected during the deed you FUCKING IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or you can simply tell your female relatives that they are trying to spoil those gangsters reputation and tell them to move on.

      All those asking for evidence should just VAMOOSE from this conversation abeg. Like what type of evidence do you want? Even with evidence, you will STILL have some other idiotic thing to say. I am so sick of you lots! Jeezzzz!!!!!! Like why do people reason with their anus???????????

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  8. Myra

    July 4, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    What fame? As you can see her face is blurred she obviously doesn’t want to be known. Did you even watch the video? Because if you did you will know she said the rape happened in 2017 which is quite recent. And what is it with you people and timing. There’s no manual for how people react to rape.

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  9. Developer Babes

    July 4, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Hmmmmm….. Another one! In DJ Kally’s voice.

  10. Oyin

    July 6, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    People lie ALL the time, so stop the rubbish bullying online, it is not okay. We all have the right to comment, let moderating staff decide what is posted.

    So much for blurry videos, people under lie detector LIE!

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  11. Oghogho

    July 7, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    I’m shooked that people think it’s an abomination to Ask for evidence. What a horrible precedent to set.

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