Admin l Friday, September 27, 2019
LAGOS, Nigeria -The odds seems to be working against Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly(COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo who allegedly raped Busola Dakolo, celebrity photographer and wife of R&B singer, Timi Dakolo.
Busola had alleged on video that the pastor raped her severally in the past, an allegation that the pastor denied.
The two pastors who spoke on the issue are Busola Olotu and Rev. Emmanuel Oset. They both spoke in an interview by celebrated broadcaster, Adesuwa Onyenokwe on Arise TV.
Busola Olotu, also a lawyer revealed that way back in 2011, Busola’s sister, Funmi Ayeni told her that Abiodun Fatoyinbo raped her sister and that the incident had thrown the girl off balance almost to the point of depression and that she was forced to counsel Bukola on a number of occasion.
“Even on the phone, I knew I was speaking to a troubled soul”, she said during the interview.
Also speaking, Rev. Emmanuel Oset said he is aware of several rape cases involving Abiodun Fatoyinbo and thought he would have abandoned such despicable act by now.
“People spoke in 2013, but you can only help somebody who wants to be helped. If somebody doesn’t want to be helped, even God will not be able to help him, His hands will be tight in that regard. When in August 2013, news broke online concerning him and his ministry, and as somebody he was close to as an elder I thought it was my responsibility to get across to him.
“I was preparing to go to the United States for ministry, and after some efforts, because it wasn’t easy to get through to him, I got accross to his pastor in Ilorin. I told him, get through to your boss and I want to share a thing or two with him. Eventually, he succeeded, and he called me from Abuja. And I told him this news is all over the place and I want to hear from you and I want to also give you some counsel if need be. And he said he would get in touch.
“I said okay, I’m on my way to the US, while I’m there if I want to get through to you how do I do it? I thought he would just say sir you can get through to me using my email. Then he said his fear that time was that he was being bugged. When I came back from the United States, I still tried to get across to him, because my desire is always to please God.
“I am not saying this to impress anybody, I wasn’t part of those already making comments on the issue. I just wanted to see how I could be useful in terms of helping him, but he didn’t show up. I waited from August 2013 to April 2014. When he didn’t show up, and he was coming to town, having meetings I was seeing his billboards in town, well, my wife and I said to ourselves we’ve done our bit. It was then I wrote him a letter and I said consider that we no longer have anything to do with you and your ministry. I didn’t post it, it was hand-delivered by his own pastor”, he said.