Group lauds court verdict on Dakolo, Fatoyinbo rape allegation
Urges Dakolo To Accept Verdict In Good Faith
A Non-Governmental Organisation, Christian Prevailing Movement (CPM) has said the court decision, which discharged and acquitted the founder and Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Rev Biodun Fatoyinbo of the rape case instituted by Busola Dakolo has vindicated faithful members of the church for standing by their founding pastor, while the storm lasted.
Saying it was aware of Mrs. Dakolo’s threat to proceed to higher appeal courts, CPM advised her to accept the verdict in good faith, as it was a case of no victor, no vanquished.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja, the organisation’s Publicity Secretary, Isaac Okonkwo said the outcome would increase COZA on all sides.
He said: “We are pleased the way the case eventually turned out…
The judgment further affirmed the position of members of the church, who stated, “We have absolute confidence in our great servant of God, Rev Biodun Fatoyinbo.” They made a righteous choice to stand by him in the days of his adversity and the pains of public humiliations over claims, which, according to the judge ‘carries more cruelty in them than justice.’
“We thank God for justifying His servant and for not allowing the will of the adversary to prevail over him and the huge heavenly ministerial assignment He entrusted in his hands.”
The organisation, which among other things, advocates peace and unity of the Church in the country said: “From the beginning, we insisted against the earlier argument of his lawyers to have the case thrown out as a result of its ‘frivolous claims, which bordered on extreme wickedness,’ as we wanted the whole case to be heard by all, because we had been fully and firmly persuaded that Fatoyinbo was innocent.
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