The Agape Christian Ministries pastor, Funke Adejumo, who has also acted as a mentor to Biodun Fatoyinbo, has finally reacted to the rape allegations.
With Omoni Oboli’s post, we’ve seen more and more prominent people state that they took time to respond to properly digest the information and analyze data before publicly speaking on the issue.
It was the same with Pastor Funke Adejumo who is reportedly amongst the people who impeded Fatoyinbo from reacting to the Ese Walter’s scandal as she said she had to take a little while before coming out to speak on the matter.
In an incredibly diplomatic statement, Funke Adejumo offered her apologies to anyone hurt by the scandal and also added that the church was becoming more and more accountable as Jesus willed.
Her statement read:
THE PAST FEW DAYS HAVE BEEN HEAVY, NOT JUST IN A GENERAL SENSE OF A NATIONAL RECKONING BUT IN A VERY PERSONAL SENSE AS SOME OF US WHO PASTOR BIODUN FATOYINBO, THE FOUNDER OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF ZION ASSEMBLY CONSIDERS LEADERS AND MENTORS IN THE FAITH HAVE WORKED QUIETLY BEHIND THE SCENES FOLLOWING THE SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS OF RAPE MADE BY BUSOLA DAKOLO.
IT HAS TAKEN ME TIME TO SPEAK PUBLICLY ABOUT THIS BECAUSE WORK FIRST HAD TO BE DONE TO ENABLE THE PROCESS OF RESOLUTION. THIS WAS THE MORE URGENT, PERSONAL TASK. TODAY, I AM THANKFUL TO GOD FOR THE COUNSEL THAT HAS SEEN BIODUN STEP DOWN TO ALLOW THE PROCESS OF FACT FINDING, HEALING, RESTITUTION AND JUSTICE CONTINUE.
ALSO SO THAT THE CONGREGATION THAT GOD HAS ENTRUSTED INTO OUR HANDS ARE GUIDED WITH LOVE, INTEGRITY AND WISDOM. THE HOUSE OF GOD SHOULD REMAIN A SAFE SPACE FOR ALL. NO FORM OF ABUSE SHOULD HAVE A PLACE IN GOD’S HOUSE.
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY IS WITH EVERYONE WHO HAS EXPERIENCED BROKEN TRUST FROM THE CHURCH. BUSOLA. EVERY GIRL. EVERY BOY. EVERY CHILD. MAN. WOMAN.
THE CHURCH IS EMBRACING ACCOUNTABILITY – AND IT IS EXACTLY AS JESUS HAS REQUESTED THAT WE MUST. FFA… HONORING GOD AND BLESSING HUMANITY