The Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) has come out to state its position on the ongoing rape scandal involving its senior pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo who is being accused of raping Busola Dakolo, wife of soul singer, Timi Dakolo.
In a press statement released by the church, they condemned what it called the recent ‘unprovoked satanic campaign of calumny orchestrated against its leadership and members by agents of darkness.’
According to the Executive Senior Assistant to the Senior Pastor, Ademola Adetuberu, the church would like to ‘break its silence and clear certain misconception and misinformation being churned out in order to misguide members of the church, public and relevant authorities.’
The statement further reads:
“We stand with anyone who has been a victim of rape. We stand by our Founding and Senior Pastor, Rev. Biodun Fatoyinbo, who has been at the receiving end of organized blackmail and all sorts of attacks because of his innocence and we are sure that our faithful and unfailing God will vindicate him very soon.
As for Busola Dakolo, justice will soon be served. We would like to, again, for the record, reiterate that our Senior Pastor, Rev. Biodun Fatoyinbo has never had anything personal to do with her.
We see this ugly development fuelled by envy and sheer jealousy as an unnecessary distraction and a fight from the pit of hell against the ministry that God gave Rev. Biodun Fatoyinbo, as well as a declaration of war against the Church of Christ to which COZA is a flourishing branch under God’s grace.
We are not unaware that certain pastors that felt threatened by the unprecedented growth of COZA and the grace of God upon His Servant are after some of our members, just making every effort to cash in on the attack against God’s servant. There was nothing they had not done behind the scene until this rape scandal.
They are accusing our Pastor of snatching their members. Some are even asking why he couldn’t remain in Ilorin. Our focus is the Kingdom of God and winning souls for Christ.
COZA is home to those who have sold out to Jesus. At COZA, we believe that every sent servant of God has his or her harvest field given to him or her by God and not by poaching souls or believers of another ministry.
We therefore urge those sponsoring these evils to desist; however, if they do not, the God of vengeance will visit them. They should let Rev. Biodun Fatoyinbo continue freely with his divine mandate that our Lord Jesus Christ gave him. It is ungodly and sinful to be used by Satan against the anointed.”