This is ungodly, reprehensible – CAN condemns Biodun Fatoyinbo over rape scandal

3 Min Read
Fatoyinbo and Busola Popoola

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, over the rape allegations levelled against him, Busola, photographer and wife of musician, Timi Dakolo.

The position of CAN was made known in a statement by the Special Assistant, Media and Communications, to the CAN President, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, which stated that the association would get to the root of the matter.

The statement read in part, “The Christian Association of Nigeria, as a body, condemns any case of rape in strong terms. It doesn’t matter who is involved. It is ungodly, wicked, and reprehensible. However, on the allegations against Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo, we have no details about the matter other than what we are reading on the social media. This is not reliable and credible evidence enough to jump into a conclusion.”

Herald Nigeria also learnt that the leadership of CAN will meet with that of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) over the case.

READ ALSO: A government of the Fulani, by the Fulani and for the Fulani – By Femi Fani-Kayode

This was coming on the heels of a planned protest by human rights activists at the Abuja headquarters of the church and its logos branch.

Convener of the planned protest, Dr Princess Olufemi-Kayode, said the pastor must step down to allow the allegations to be investigated.

The sexuality minister/sex and intimacy coach said, “We are planning a peaceful protest to the church as women advocates and citizens of Nigeria. It is necessary for the leadership of the church to take action. This is not the first person making such accusation against the man. It is only proper for him (Fatoyinbo) to step aside while the allegations are investigated.”

“He was not the one that was supposed to sign the statement released by the church yesterday (Friday). That letter should have been signed by the chairperson of the governing board of the church, or the person next to him in hierarchy. We cannot just write this off as propaganda against the body of Christ. This is actually about a particular individual. We are not saying we are the judge and jury, but we want these allegations to be properly looked into.”


Share this Article
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.