Controversial COZA pastor and founder, Biodun Fatoyinbo, accused of rape by Busola, wife of popular singer, Timi Dakolo, has finally opened up on why he turned his back on a panel set up by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria to investigate the damning allegation.
In a statement issued on Friday, August 23, 2019 by the Executive Senior Assistant to the COZA Pastor, Mr. Ademola Adetuberu, Fatoyinbo said he was advised by his lawyers not to honour such invitation until the legal proceedings were over.
Said the statement: “We recall that when Pastor Fatoyinbo was invited by a phone call few days ago by Pastor Akinola Akinwale, who is the National Administrative Secretary of PFN, we explained that our Pastor would not honour the invitation due to legal advice hinged on the ongoing Police investigation.
“The legal advice was also premised on the Press Statement issued and personally signed by the PFN President, Bishop Felix Omobude, where our Pastor was publicly disowned. Based on the foregoing, we are convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the PFN was already prejudiced and may not conduct an impartial session”.
Adetuberu further stated that COZA had been legally advised to deploy judicial intervention to clear the Pastor as soon as possible, adding that the process has commenced in earnest.
“Once the Police investigation is over, our Pastor is ready to honour the invitation.