COZA Scandal: Fatoyinbo Ignores PFN Panel

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The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) said the senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA),Biodun Fatoyinbo has refused to honour several invitations to meet its panel investigating the rape allegations against him.

PFN National publicity secretary, Emma Isong revealed this on Thursday. Isong said the panel could not conclude its investigation into the allegations made by Busola Dakolo because of Fatoyinbo’s absence. He said Busola and her husband, Timi honoured the invitation.

He said,“The panel, which met for more than a month, had several meetings and interfaced with several parties that were connected with this matter.

“Unfortunately, several attempts to meet Pastor Biodun of COZA church, who is one of the important parties in this matter, failed despite efforts by the fact-finding committee to get his attention or appearance.

“Arising from this, the PFN, unfortunately, wishes to announce its inability to come into a conclusion on this matter.”

Busola had in June alleged that she was raped by Fatoyinbo when she was 16. Her allegation was greeted by outrage and protests forcing Fatoyinbo to step down as the church’s senior pastor. He has since returned to the pulpit.

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