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Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo takes “leave of absence from the pulpit” Amid Rape Allegations

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Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, has announced his decision to step down from the pulpit till further notice, after Busola Dakolo accused him of raping her when she was 16.

“Owing to my love for God’s work and the sacred honour of my calling, I have decided to take a leave of absence from the pulpit of the church,” Fatoyinbo said in a statement on Instagram.

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12 Comments

  1. godwin

    July 1, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Ode

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    • Connie

      July 1, 2019 at 1:34 pm

      Serious ode.
      He is still denying that he doesn’t understand what is happening. Instead of him to apologize and confess his sins and ask for forgiveness.
      He his claiming that God called him. Nobody called him but himself.

      For all those who will come and say touch not my annointed and do my prophet no harm……….. News flash……… by virtue of our baptism as Christians we are all anointed by God and therefore preachers/prophets of God.

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  2. Nailah

    July 1, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    I’m happy to hear a pastor speak up.. Thank you for being a source of encouragement sir

  3. Dandelion

    July 1, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    God Forbid!

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  4. OA

    July 1, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Eeeehhhhmmmm, leave of absence suggests temporary absence…iro lo kpa (Na lie)! You ain’t coming back to that pulpit or any other pulpit for that matter. You need to be led, you are not a leader. Feel free to ask God for forgiveness, that is what He has asked us to do, but you will face the consequences of your action and/or actions (because I am sure more people will come out). Don’t think this one will be swept under carpet as has been done in the past. Ani se, you will be the one that will be the example other perverts will remember when next they think about inappropriately touching any female or male (men too are abused).

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  5. Emmanuel

    July 1, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Not just to step aside, he has to go permanently. He has bring the whole COZA into disrepute. From all the allegations that has surfaced so far, it appears that some of the other members of the board have covered up this atrocities. When such allegations (rape & Coercion) are made which are criminal offences. They should be reported to the police, no if or but. The place requires a root and branch reform. Again, what action the government is taking on the matter. This is reflecting and telling badly on Osibajo. The public and the whole world needs to know the government stands, in other to assure the world that Naija is open for business and tourism, etc and secured for their populace to visit. Period.

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  6. Download hip hop songs

    July 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Well. One cannot judge in this pple case. Na only God go save us shaa

  7. Oyin

    July 1, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    It’s sad you are posting one sided views. I DON’T BELIEVE HER

    She has already told her family so why now?? Her husband needs publicity??

    Makes no sense

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  8. Lilo

    July 2, 2019 at 3:01 am

    Good riddance! Pls don’t come back.

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  9. fakaza vibes

    September 3, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    he has already told her family so why now?? Her husband needs publicity?

  10. noisemakers

    September 3, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    I’m happy to hear a pastor speak up.. Thank you for being a source of encouragement sir

  11. Wildfire

    February 21, 2020 at 1:55 am

    Hmm… The did is done. Life goes on

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