The shocking revelation of celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo which sparked outrage for some days and had gathered alot of backlash hitting the general overseer of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). Pastor Biodun Fatioyibo .
Despite the series of sex scandals and the current rape allegation scandal rocking COZA, a beautiful Nigerian lady has vowed to remain unwavering and strong in COZA.
According to the blogger, Thefamousblog, In a video, shared online, titled “Here’s Why I Choose To Remain In COZA” the beautiful Nigerian lady gave her reasons why she has chosen to not be deterred and why she won’t stop attending the church. Watch video below;
She said a lot of things have been said about COZA. She wrote; ”I am a daughter of COZA, but this is what I have to say. You might be wondering why I choose to remain in this church, when you find a place where you grow, where you glow, where you flourish, where you are continuously being moved to improve, you don’t leave that place, that is where COZA is for me, under Rev Biodun and pastor Modele’s guidance.”
”This is my reality, this my testimony, I stand for God, I stand for me and I stand for COZA……”
It would be recalled that flamboyant pastor in Nigeria has stepped aside from his church after a celebrity photographer accused him of raping her twice before she turned 18. Biodun Fatoyinbo denied the allegation by Busola Dakolo, who is married to popular musician Timi Dakolo.
He said he was taking “leave of absence from the pulpit” because it was the “right thing to do”. Ms Dakolo’s allegation went viral on social media, with some saying it had triggered Nigeria’s #MeToo moment. The social media campaign has led to thousands of people sharing their stories of sexual abuse and harassment since 2017.
But women in socially conservative Nigeria have so far avoided speaking out, fearing a backlash or stigmatisation.
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Nigeria has a huge Pentecostal Christian population and Pastor Fatoyinbo is the head pastor of the popular Commonwealth of Zion Assembly church in the capital, Abuja.
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His church is one of the biggest and fastest growing in the country, especially among young people, says the BBC’s Joshua Ajayi in Lagos.
In a video circulating on social media since last week, Ms Dakolo said she was raped by the pastor at her father’s house early one morning, and the second time on a secluded road.
Her allegation led to protests on Sunday at different branches of Pastor Fatoyinbo’s church. Protesters held placards saying: “Thou shall not rape.”
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