Pro-Fatoyinbo Protester Claims He’s Paid N10, 000 To Support COZA Pastor
In the wake of the rape protests going on at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) branches, a pro-Biodun Fatoyinbo protester has revealed that he was paid N10,000 to protest in support of the embattled pastor.
A protester, obviously not a member of the church, said each person was paid N10, 000 to support the pastor.
Busola Dakolo, a former chorister in the church alleged that she was raped by the senior pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo when she was 17.
In reaction to this, the pastor issued a statement insisting that even as an unbeliever, he never raped anyone and promised to take her to court.
It should be recalled that in 2013, Ese Walters, a former member of the church accused Fatoyinbo of sexual assault, a case he promised to give a “robust response” but he is yet to do so.
Unlike Walters’s scenario, Busola Dakolo’s revelation birthed a massive outcry against the pastor so much that he had to respond late on Friday.
Expectedly, many Nigerians on social media have condemned the alleged hiring of a crowd to support the pastor.
This is disgraceful…church hired placards. Fatoyinbo’s minions. pic.twitter.com/kB7CY0RVPq
— Tamunodenyefa (@prayziz) June 30, 2019
An allegation was made against the man. He used his COZA letterhead paper to respond. Meaning, the response was on behalf of the incorporated trustees, management and the entire members and you don’t want people to take their protests to the church? You must be MAD! #ChurchToo
— Press Freedom Is My Right (@martobono) June 30, 2019
‘Jesus can’t accept you today, Jesus is not available due to the current circumstances surrounding His anointed’ https://t.co/dSq2GiPIl5
— jaiyeer (@iamjaiyeer) June 30, 2019
“It took me so long to get here”
– I won’t go down without a fight
“You know I am a man under authority “
– I have been told not to comment by my lawyers
“We are going to pray everyday this week”
– Even though I was the only one accused, I am going to drag my church into it.
— Akanke Billionaire (@evelyn__OG) June 30, 2019
— Legit.ng (@legitngnews) June 30, 2019
COZA, if y'all are gonna hire paid protesters to defend Pastor Biodun, at least hire the literate ones naa.
Don't embarrass yourselves.
— teQ™ (@wired_physician) June 30, 2019
Guysssss I’m dying!!!!! The paid protesters are holding the signs upside down and sideways 😭😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/2XdY1dU0Oz
— Princess the flannfluga vagina holster🦹🏿♀️ (@princessalaafia) June 30, 2019
So COZA pastor paid protesters to to counter protest the protesting that was protested against him and you still feel that he is innocent? pic.twitter.com/fcuKx6cKca
— Its Young_E (@D_Gentle_One) June 30, 2019
Meanwhile, Fatoyinbo has charged their members not to speak or come against the protesters but act in a Christ-like manner while disclosing that their annual 7 Days of Glory programme has been cancelled.
Coza Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo advising his church members not to fight with any of the protesters outside the church but He didn’t mention a single thing about the rape matter he is being accused of doing!! And everyone is there hailing him 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️ #stepdownpastor #COZA pic.twitter.com/WUkaiHKZko
— Kunta Kunte™ (@Nifemi_99) June 30, 2019