Members of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly have reacted to allegations made against their pastor by Busola Dakolo.
Despite heavy protests on Sunday morning in its Lagos branch and Abuja headquarters, members of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) have declared unflinching support for the embattled Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Fatoyinbo was accused of rape by Busola Dakolo, celebrity photographer and wife of soul singer, Timi Dakolo.
Protesters marched on the Abuja headquarters of the church and its Lagos branch, demanding for prosecution of the flamboyant preacher.
In Abuja, members remained adamant of the innocent of their founder, saying he is incapable of such despicable act.
A member, Prince Okeke, told The Nation despite much talk about the allegation, he had never seen his wife, Pastor Omodele Fatoyinbo looking as relaxed as she was on Sunday morning.
According to him: “One thing about this alleged rape issue is that God is not like us who judge. He sees things from a different way.
“The rape issue is still a mere allegation and like every other person when this was reported, you will feel sad but then, allegations usually trend on the social media and it is expected to happen considering the level of blackmail in the society.”
Rose Oji, a female member of COZA, declared Busola Dakolo’s allegations as fallacious.
“I do not think it is true and it is an allegation. Do you know that where I started feeling concerned was where she claimed that Pastor Fatoyinbo raped her and that she was the one that opened the door for him and then, made no sound of protest?
“Who does that? If I were the one, I would shut the door and make a mess of him right there and right from that moment, the Pastor will lose respect for ever.
“As for me, I am still standing with my pastor,” she stated while justifying COZA members’ continuing expression of solidarity with Pastor Fatoyinbo.