The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has on Tuesday reacted to the rape accusation against the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo by celebrity photographer and wife of singer Timi Dakolo, Busola in a YNaija interview released on Friday, describing it as ignoble and dastardly.
President of the PFN, Rev. Felix Omobude, who issued a statement on behalf of the body in Benin, noted that it was saddened and disturbed by the allegations of criminal conduct and serial impropriety that had been made against the embattled man of God,warning that “the PFN will not shield anyone who crosses the line.”
While condemning the allegations in strong terms, Omobude who clarified that Pastor Fatoyinbo is not a member of the PFN, however, expressed the support and prayers of the body for the embattled man of God.
“The PFN is utterly shocked at these allegations, as the acts that have been alleged are not only criminal in nature but antithetical to the tenets of Christianity and a violent breach of the trust that ought to exist between members of the congregation and a Minister of the Gospel,” he said.
“We strongly condemn this ignoble and dastardly conduct as alleged against Pastor Fatoyinbo. Our prayers, thoughts and support are with all those who have fallen victim as have been reported.
“PFN strongly believe in the pursuit of truth and will ensure that truth is unveiled in this whole matter and appropriate sanctions served.
“Although Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo has, not in the past subscribed to the PFN, we recognize that he is a Pentecostal Pastor,” Omobude added.
Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq is a Journalist, Political Analyst and Satirist with major interest in Nigerian Politics, Governance and Sports.