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FATOYINBO: CAN issues 14-day ultimatum to PFN to submit findings on rape allegations

CAN, PFN probe rape allegations against COZA Pastor

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has issued a fourteen-day ultimatum to the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) to submit its reports on its findings as regards the rape allegations leveled against Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), by Busola Dakolo, wife of R&B singer, Timi Dakolo.

CAN gave PFN the directive through its president Reverend Samson Ayokunle who said rape stands condemned by the Christian umbrella body, while speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.

Reverend Ayokunle said CAN is waiting for PFN to come out with its findings to reveal the truth after it had constituted a probe panel following the revelations of Busola Dakolo against Pastor Fatoyinbo.

“We have told you without mincing words that we will never support immorality in whatever form, it is alien to the culture of the church, to the teachings of Christ. And there is no pulpit that I know in Nigeria that the members are taught immorality, but we will not condemn until we have reasons to condemn, let the panel come out with the result let’s know what the truth is. I told you in the press release we issued that we have given the right to Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) because we don’t deal with individual churches, we deal with blocs.

“We have directed PFN, an arm of a bloc, which is also large enough to investigate that matter. I am telling you under God that PFN has set up that panel and that panel had been given two weeks within which to submit its report. Not only that, the two individuals involved have been invited by the committee and we are assuring them that nothing will be covered.” he said.

Read also: Questions raised as ‘CAN leaders’ back Fatoyinbo against rape victim, Busola Dakolo (Video)

CAN’s comments come after it distanced itself from the visit by some notable leaders within its fold to the Common Wealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).

Some pastors led by President of CAN Abuja, Reverend Jonah Samson and CAN President North Central, Reverend Israel Akanji, had on Sunday paid a visit to COZA to pledge support and prayers for Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.

The pastors had assured the congregations that CAN will stand by Fatoyinbo and COZA as they wade through the trying period.

The Christian body had come under heavy criticism as news of the visit broke.


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