Alleged Rape: Protesters In Solidarity March For COZA Pastor, Fatoyinbo

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Protesters have countered an initial protest by some concerned Nigerians against the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo, who was accused by Mrs Busola Dakolo of raping her at 16 years old in her parents’ house.

The group of young Nigerians appeared at the church premises on Sunday afternoon, displaying placards in solidarity to the pastor.

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The placards had inscriptions: “I love Pastor Biodun,” and “Pastor Biodun is a blessing,” among others.

Meanwhile, a team of security personnel were equally around to barricade the road and deny the protesters, access into the church premises.

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Rape Allegations: COZA Cancels Special Annual Programme

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Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) has cancelled its yearly special programme “Seven Days of Glory”, scheduled to hold from July 1-7, 2019.

Senior Pastor, Abiodun Fatoyinbo, made the announcement to members on Sunday during church service.

The special programme COZA7DG, usually have several international pastors attended, and this edition is meant to host Pastor John Hannah, Pastor Korede Komaiya and Prophet Gideon Danso.

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Fatoyinbo revealed that the cancellation followed consultation with his spiritual leaders and church elders who asked him not to put the special guests through the risk of protests amid allegations of rape against him.

He added that his “elders” were handling the situation and he expressed sadness at the huge deployment of security agents in the church.

Busola Dakolo, photographer and wife of musician Timi Dakolo had accused Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo, of rape in an interview with Y!Naija on Friday.

Mrs Dakolo said that Fatoyinbo did the act when she was 16 years old at her parents’ home.

The allegation sparked social media storm, with thousands sharing their views on the matter, while several celebrities expressed their support for her and called for an investigation into the matter.

The COZA senior pastor has denied the rape allegations.