Division in CAN over some member’s support for COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, have dissociated themselves from the visit to the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, by two members of theirs.

On Sunday, Rev. Israel Akanjo and Rev. Jonah Samson both attended the service at COZA where that pledged support for the pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, who is currently facing a rape allegation.

They also pledged support for the church who few weeks ago witnessed a heavy protest at itse premises over the rape saga.

However, a Twitter user who claim to have spoken with the spokesman for CAN, revealed that the Christian body was not aware of the visit by the two men and that it didn’t have their consent.

Read the Twitter report below.


I have just spoken to Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the spokesperson for CAN president.

He has said in clear terms that CAN HQ was not informed that Rev Dr. Israel Akanji and Rev Jonah Samson would visit COZA yesterday.

He said “they went there on behalf of their OWN office, not on behalf of National CAN.”

DANG: Has COZA finally joined CAN?

Pastor Oladeji: No, that man is not a member of CAN…

DANG: Does CAN approve of this visit to COZA by its representatives when an investigation has not been carried out on Biodun Fatoyinbo?

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Pastor Oladeji: At the moment PFN (Pentecostal Felllowship of Nigeria) is carrying out an investigation, because even if COZA is not a member of CAN nor PFN, it is still a church and we have an obligation to find out what is really happening.

DANG: So Pastor Rev. Samson and Rev. Dr. Israel didn’t get a sign off from CAN before they proceeded to publicly endorse a man who has been accused of rape?”

Pastor Oladeji: No, CAN didn’t sign off. But we can’t say anything about it for now until we get a report from them.

DANG: Report from who?

Pastor Oladeji: Report from the the FCT and North Central Branch. Because you know, some people have done a lot of things, CAN said ‘well done.’ While some people have done a lot of things and we said ‘You shouldn’t have done that’….”

DANG; So what category does this fall under? ‘Well done or you shouldn’t have done that?’

Pastor Oladeji: I don’t know, until they submit their report.


Segun Adewole

Segun Adewole is a passionate writer who loves to disseminate informative reports on topics bordering on celebrities, lifestyle, sports and politics. Asides writing, I generate contents for social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and also carrying out celebrity interviews. E-mail: [email protected]

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