Rape allegations: Aftermath of Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo’s questioning session with the Police in Abuja

After the several hours spent on being questioned, founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly(COZA) Abuja, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, has been granted administrative bail by the Police.

Fatoyinbo was granted bail after hours of questioning by detectives over the allegation of rape levelled against him by celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo.

Mrs. Dakolo in June accused the pastor in a bare-it-all interview of allegedly raping her when she was a teenager inside her family’s sitting room in Ilorin, Kwara State, when he visited one early morning.

She gave horrid details of the encounter and explained how the pastor went on to exploit her vulnerability from that day.

Mrs. Dakolo further revealed that two members of the church- Wole Soetan and Folarin Ogunsola- now pastors in charge of Port Harcourt and Lagos branches, had joined Fatoyinbo to beg her family after her siblings discovered what happened to her and took the war to the pastor.

Although Fatoyinbo denied the allegation, claiming it was a calculated attempt to malign him, Dakolo’s case resulted in many other victims of the pastor’s alleged sexual assault speaking out on the social media.

Efforts by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) to intervene in the matter was said to have been frustrated following the refusal of the pastor to honour their invitation.

The Nation gathered that the police have located Mrs. Dakolo’s siblings, including the sister she alleged was upstairs the day Fatoyinbo allegedly raped her at her family’s home.

Also, Pastor Ogunsola was said to have been interviewed and a statement was being obtained from him as at 7pm yesterday, while Soetan was being expected.

The pastor, whose team was said to have been sent out of the department around 11am when he arrived, was interrogated by a team tasked to handle the case by Inspector-General of Police (IG) Mohammed Adamu through the DIG Investigation.

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