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CAN Disowns COZA Pastor, Fatoyinbo, Over Rape Allegation

The Christian Association of Nigeria has disowned COZA Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo.

Funsho Akinwale

The Christian Association of Nigeria, on Wednesday, disowned Biodun Fatoyinbo, the Senior Pastor of the Common Wealth of Zion Assembly over the rape allegation hanging around his neck like an albatross.

The Christian body noted that Fatoyinbo has never been a member of the association, adding that the pastor would be vindicated eventually if he is indeed innocent of the rape allegation levelled against him by a former COZA member.

The association, in its statement, said: “The Christian Association of Nigeria is deeply concerned about the ongoing rape allegation saga arising from a confessional statement by a former female member of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Mrs Busola Dakolo, against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the Senior Pastor of COZA.

“Immoral relationships with anybody in the society are against the teachings of the Bible and the church and we urge all believers all over the country to run away from them.

“We are also deeply concerned for the families of Pastor Fatoyinbo and other pastors accused, for whom this period must be one of great pain. May God grant justice to all and vindicate all who are innocent.

“The association understands the challenges of preachers who, by virtue of their position as parents of all in the church, may stand the danger of being accused.

“While we do not know for sure whether or not some or all of the allegations of rape and illicit relationship levelled against members of the clergy are true, we strongly appeal to all Christians to avoid blackmail against any brother or sister in the church for whatever reason. All of us must avoid making ourselves vulnerable,” CAN stated.