Rape Allegations: Police Question Pastor Fatoyinbo

Biodun Fatoyinbo

Pastor Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, is in police custody to be questioned following rape allegations against him.

Recall that he was accused of rape by Busola Dakolo who is the wife of Timi Dakolo and she claimed that he raped her on two occasions when she was a teenager.

Since then, he has stepped away from the pulpit, come back to it, faced backlash and support for foes and friends and has brought the topic of rape back into the public eye.

According to news outlets, Pastor Fatoyinbo is being interviewed by a team of 4 officers led by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Adaku Uche Anya.

With the interview speculated to take about 8 hours, it would be interesting to see what comes out of it.

People would of course wonder why it has taken so long for the police to take action and bring the Pastor into custody and in an interview with Punch, Frank Mba, the spokesperson for the Police Force tried to answer that question.

According to Mba, they preferred to bring Pastor Fatoyinbo in after launching an investigation into the matter and interviewing a large number of people so as to have a solid case before bringing him in.

“We have done a whole lot of background investigations and spoken to a whole lot of people before now. It was a deliberate investigative procedure to bring him last. Although we may invite others later depending on how investigations go. We were not in a hurry to bring him because we wanted to have enough background information that would be used in interrogating him. We have done an extensive investigation.” he said in the interview.

Mba also stated that it would be premature to make a call as to whether he would remain in custody, however this seems unlikely to be the case.

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