PROTESTERS stormed the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) headquarters in Abuja on Sunday following the alleged rape of Busola Dakolo by the General Overseer, Abiodun Fatoyinbo, even as the pastors’ wife, Omodele defended her husband integrity.
In an interview with Y!Naija on Friday, Dakolo, photographer and wife of musician Timi Dakolo had claimed the preacher had sexual knowledge of her as an underage teen while she was still a member of the church.
However, during the Sunday service, wife of the embattled man of God has defended her husband’s integrity before the congregation when she said that— “Not even as an unbeliever will my husband rape someone.”
“No let me talk,” she interjected before her husband stopped her from commenting further on the matter.
The General Overseer made it known that he was taking the advice of his mentors and elders in the church who were “handling the situation” after claiming he was the best pastor in the world.
“Like I always say, I am the best pastor in the world.
“I know that if I wasn’t the pastor of this church, I would have been a member of this church.”
This also came after the G.O revealed the cancellation of the yearly special programme “Seven Days of Glory,” scheduled to hold from July 1-7, 2019 to a later date, “You cannot put artistes through this,” Fatonyibo said referring to the protests ongoing at the COZA grounds.
The COZA7DG, which usually host several international ministers, and this edition was meant to host pastor Korede Komaiya and Prophet Gideon Danso.
Fatoyinbo also implored members of the church to keep their calm and obey new rules as security operatives in church tried to keep aggrieved protesters at bay and from storming the church.
“I am a peaceful person by nature, and I beg everyone please keep your calm, don’t start any violence. Once you are leaving the church follow the directions of the security men, so that if anything happens to you, you will not say it is COZA,” he said.
The COZA senior pastor has since denied the rape allegations.