Nigerians have linked the viral #SexForGrades scandal to the sex scandal that enveloped COZA founder, Fatoyinbo.
Fatoyinbo and Busola
Nigerians have taken to the social media to chide Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) for not taking a decisive response against its founder, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo just as Foursquare suspended, Dr Boniface following the release of BBC’s Africa Eye documentary video.
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo was accused by Timi Dakolo’s wife Busola Fatoyinbo to have raped her when she was 18 years old.
Dr Boniface, a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka (UNILAG) was revealed in a documentary by BBC titled: “‘Sex for grades’: Undercover in West African universities” making sensual advances towards an undercover journalist who posed as a 17-year-old girl in search of admission into the institution.
Boniface is a pastor of a local Foursquare Gospel Church and following the widespread of the news, the church released a press statement stating the lecturer has been asked to step-down.
Nigerians comparing the response of the two churches to the similitude allegations express their opinions.
COZA should have done the Same
Some Nigerians opined that COZA should have taken similar action just as Foursquare did.
“I hope COZA learn a thing or two from this, you don’t cover SIN in the name of been a man of God, your Pastor cannot be greater than David yet he was punished when he erred!” ―@arcsamuel
“When the church name is not COZA? Baba has been suspended by Foursquare.” ―@Zallah_
“This #SexForGrades undercover move is what shld ve been done for Fatoyinbo COZA. Plant One nice spirit filled pawon babe inside his pastoral care team, b4 u say “Jon Bull” he’s offering her a higher level of Grave & all the doubters can watch it in HD.” –@walegates
Allegation is Levied Against the Head of Coza unlike Foursquare’s Case
Some Nigerians, on the other hand, had a second look at the argument and opined the case of COZA should not be compared because the allegation is against the head of COZA himself.
“The difference between COZA and foursquare is that the allegation for COZA was directly on the CEO. Yes CEO because church has become a sole proprietorship” — @ujuAmara2
“Don’t be an asshole by calling pastor Biodun a rapist and COZA is a house of God were believers worship and not pastor Biodun’s house” –@regiangel14
“The documentary of #SexForGrades in some institutions shouldn’t have been a reference to Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA. If not that, Fatoyinbo cannot probe the MD/CEO of COZA….” –@YusufOlatunjiA