Friday, July 19, 2019

COZA Saga: PFN Panel has 2 weeks to submit report on Fatoyinbo – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Thursday said the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, panel set up to probe the rape allegation against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), has been given two weeks to submit its report.

Singer, Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola had accused Fatoyinbo of raping her 20 years ago when she was still 16 years old, but Fatoyinbo has denied the accusation.

CAN President, Dr Samson Ayokunle, at a news conference in Abuja said the association had taken it stands in the alleged rape case against Fatoyinbo.

He noted that the allegation, no matter how bad it might be, remained an allegation until proven otherwise, that was until it was properly investigated and we have a truth to hold onto.

”We have told you without mincing words that we will never support immorality in whatever form, it is alien to the culture of the church, to the teachings of Christ.

”And there is no pulpit that I know in Nigeria that the members are taught immorality, but we will not condemn until we have reasons to condemn, let the panel come out with the result let’s know what the truth is.

”I told you in the press release we issued that we have given the right to Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), because we don’t deal with individual churches, we deal with blocs.

”We have directed PFN, an arm of a bloc, which is also large enough to investigate that matter. I am telling you under God that PFN has set up that panel and that panel had been given two weeks within which to submit its report,

”Not only that, the two individuals involved have been invited by the committee and we are assuring them that nothing will be covered,” he said.