Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), has denied raping Busola Dakolo, wife of Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo or any other persons that claimed that he raped them.
In a statement issued by the controversial pastor, Fatoyinbo said he has never in his life raped anybody, adding that he is innocent of all allegations levelled against him.
“I have never in my life raped anybody even as an unbeliever and I am absolutely innocent of this,” Fatoyinbo said in a statement posted to his Instagram page on Friday.
He went further to say that the rumours are aimed at extorting him and the church through blackmail, harassment and intimidation.
Fatoyinbo, who exonerated himself captioned the press statement, “I have NEVER RAPED before, not even as an unbeliever!”
Part of the statement read, “I am aware that there has been a recent media publication on YouTube by YNaija operated and owned by RED Media Group which shows an interview by Chude Jideonwo with Busola Dakolo.
“Prior to now, we had adhered to our policy of ignoring rumours from social media accounts as we knew that several statements had been made to extort the church of money and myself through blackmail, harassment and intimidation. We have refused time and again to accede to their request, which has infuriated them over time, because of this they have gotten more aggressive.”
See the full statement below: