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Omoni Oboli Reacts To Busola Dakolo’s Rape Allegation Against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo

Award-winning Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli has joined the growing list of prominent Nigerians to share their thoughts on the rape allegation by Busola Dakolo against the global senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.

In her Instagram post, the filmmaker said she stands with Dakolo who is the wife of Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo while also adding that there were some inconsistencies in Dakolo’s claims which she believed was born out of ”truthfulness”.

The “Wives on Strike” star wrote,

“I don’t know where to start concerning the story that’s still unfolding as I write. The Bible warns us to “be quick to hear, be slow to speak, and be slow to wrath”, and going by my personal experience of seeing how quickly many took sides without first getting all the facts, weighing it against the character of all the parties involved, given our antecedents, and then drawing conclusions from evidence and an objective comparative analysis of the accounts, rather than from emotions, envy, the thrill of seeing strife, I have waited to digest the whole matter first.
What’s her motive for speaking out? Was it just to spite the pastor in question? Was it to destroy his reputation, or gain some financial advantage? Was it to build followership through the scandal that would surely come, not knowing that the pendulum could swing in either direction, for or against her? What exactly would spur a wife of a reputable and beloved entertainer, a mother, a businesswoman, with a beautiful life, coveted by many, to come out to make this kind of accusation?
Given her antecedent of being a calm, ‘dramaless’ queen (unless Timi says otherwise), with no history of seeking attention or being overly dramatic (at least not publicly), how did she get to this point of going public at such a time as this simply to make ‘spurious’ accusations against a ‘man of god’, as some have said in a bid to sound ‘objective’? I listened to the story, and because I know her husband, and his personality, I restrained myself from trying to weigh in based on the emotions that came flooding in, but here’s the thing, there was some incoherency in some of the claims, not because I believe she lied about them, but in my opinion was born out of the truthfulness of the real account. Why do I say that? Because unless you planned your own rape, the accounts are expected to sound incredible and spurious, and I suspect that’s why we don’t have so many convictions in many rape cases. Is there a manual, or rapist playbook that’s being distributed to all would-be rape victims (aka all women, and some boys and men) that I missed that gives point by point descriptions…(slide right for rest of my write up 🙏🏾)”

Since coming forward with her rape allegation, there has been a protest at COZA and calls for Fatoyinbo to step down. He has since released a statement announcing that he is taking a leave of absence from the pulpit while maintaining his innocence. His wife, Omodele Fatoyinbo has also come forward to say that her husband is not capable of raping any woman.

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