#EseWalterAffair: Meet Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the man in the eye of the storm

by ‘Jola Sotubo

Rev. Biodun

From almost all accounts, Abiodun Fatoyinbo is an amazing guy. This is what makes it all the more difficult to believe the recent allegations of sexual impropriety leveled against him by Ese Walter, a former member of his church.

[READ: How I was abused by Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA – Ese Walter, former church member]

The revelations have led to a lot of inquisitions and widespread curiosity and many people want to know who Pastor ‘Biodun Fatoyinbo really is and why news of his alleged affair has caused disbelief and outrage among the bulk of the populace.

‘Biodun Fatoyinbo started his university education at the University of Ilorin and finished up at the University of Benin. He is married to Modele Fatoyinbo and they have 3 lovely children; 2 girls and a boy.

Fatoyinbo established the first branch of the General Overseer of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly on the 14th of February 1999 in Ilorin, Kwara State, and can now boast of 2 other branches in Lagos and Abuja. He left Ilorin to head the newly established Abuja branch about 3 years ago.

Pastor Biodun has been described as an amazing preacher with a depth of insight, a good father to all his children, spiritual and physical, and a great husband to his wife, Pastor Modele.

Many visitors to his church describe the charisma of the man that is ‘Biodun Fatoyinbo and this has led to the growth of his congregation which now numbers in the thousands.

It is all these thousands and many more that have been left in shock by allegations of sexual misconduct that the upward moving pastor now finds himself embroiled in. The country is still reeling from the news and mixed reactions which has trailed these allegations among which is this Facebook post:

“It is imperative for everyone who has got a mother, a sister, a girl child and even a boy child to stand up for them. If indeed Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo abused Ms. Walter, let him simply own up to it and be ready to answer for it.”

The post was published on a newly created Facebook page titled, “Stop This Abuse in the Name of God Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo” and it mirrors the thoughts of many people who are waiting for pastor Fatoyinbo’s side of the story.

See some of his previous tweets below will give you an insight into the mind of a man who knows the importance of the family unit and is keenly aware of his religious calling.

So, where did it all go wrong? That is, if something indeed went wrong.




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