The COZA pastor and founder, Biodun Fatoyinbo has decided to step down following the allegations against him.
Biodun Fatoyinbo, the senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), says he has decided to step aside from the pulpit of the church.
In a statement released on Monday, he said the move was the advice of his mentors.
Below is the full statement he released on his Instagram page.
He wrote, “The past few days have been sobering for me. I have taken time to pray and seek spiritual counsel from Christian leaders around the world, who feel very concerned about the ongoing reports in the media. I have solicited their guidance on actions, I should take that are honouring to our Lord Jesus Christ and the work, he has called me to do.
“Drawing from their counsel and that of the leadership of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly and owing to my love for God’s word and sacred honour of my calling, I have decided to take a leave of absence from the pulpit of the church.”
He went on to ask for prayers for himself and his congregation “during these turbulent times”.
Fatoyinbo was on Friday accused of rape by Busola, wife of popular singer, Timi Dakolo.
She alleged that the pastor raped her several years back in Ilorin.