Rape Controversy: Masked Security Officials Surround COZA
Security officials including personnel of the Nigerian Army, the police, Nigerian Civil Defence Corps have stormed the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) in Abuja.
This comes days after the Founder of the church Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, was accused of rape, an allegation he has denied.
At the church, located in Guzape, more than 30 security officials were present with security vehicles parked at strategic points. The deployment is higher than the usual security presence during services.
Today’s service is the first since Busola Dakolo, a photographer and wife of musician Timi Dakolo, accused the pastor of raping her when she was 16.
Her allegation has led to calls by many Nigerians and groups for the arrest and investigation of the pastor.
Many others have also stood by the pastor who issued a statement saying he has never raped anyone even as an unbeliever.
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