Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder of the Commonwealth Zion Assembly (COZA), has finally mounted the pulpit of the church on Sunday, despite the ongoing protest at the church premises.
Fatoyinbo, while on the pulpit, announced the suspension of a seven days programme of the church, saying the “Holy Spirit” directed him to do so, TheCable reports.
He also said he was unhappy about the scandal rocking the church, adding that he did not want to put the guest preachers through the stress of coming to COZA amid such allegations of rape.
The pastor was hailed by hundreds of congregants who yelled, “we love you pastor.”
Fatoyinbo has been under pressure since Friday when Busola Dakolo, celebrity photographer, accused him of raping her.
Although he denied the allegation, the pastor has been widely criticised, with some Nigerians on Twitter asking him to step down.
Protesters marched to his church in Lagos and Abuja on Sunday.
More to follow…