What Biodun Fatoyinbo told me about his ‘relationship’ with Busola Dakolo – Ex-COZA staff
Former Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, staff has narrated what Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo told her about his relationship with Busola Dakolo.
Ex-COZA staff, who pleaded anonymity in an interview with Y!TV on Thursday, disclosed that Pastor Fatoyinbo had some time in 2018 explained to her that he did not rape Busola but that “something happened between them”.
According to her, “He painted it as they had a thing but he didn’t know she was that young”.
Recall that wife of soul singer, Timi Dakolo, Busola, had alleged that the COZA founder forcefully raped her when she was young.
Fatoyinbo, who denied the allegation, however admitted that Busola once attended the same church with his family.
The clergyman consequently ordered his lawyers to institute both criminal and civil cases against Busola.
The ex-COZA staff has now come out to say: “In early 2018, Timi made a post about an Abuja pastor sexually assaulting young girls I didn’t see the post because I was not following him but at that time I received a call from a worker telling me Pastor Biodun needs my number because I’ve not talked to him for months after the rape incident.
“I didn’t tell her anything that happened so she was just asking, he called me from Colorado again apologizing about the rape incident ‘I know you are angry with me but I’m sorry’ we went form that convo to talking about work.
“As soon as the call was over I heard about Timi, so I realized Pastor Biodun called me to take care of loose ends, this made me realize I had to exit being a staff and go far away from the church.
“We had no contact until I sent a message on Instagram to him as my boss that I wanted to leave, he asked to give him time because he wanted to tell his wife about it.
” A month after I came to Nigeria, he asked for a meeting so I met him at the basement in a room he was sitting on the couch. the first thing he said was put your phone away, he started apologising all over again thinking of how much he has wronged me and was in tears.
“At this time Timi had made the post, they had this back and forth thing when they were trying to get to Timi.
“Then he started telling me out of the blue that he didn’t rape Busola Dakolo, he knew her in Ilorin when he was not married and she was just a girl who used to come around him a lot but then something happened.
“He painted it as they had a thing but didn’t know she was that young. He brought it up when I didn’t ask so I saw this as emotional blackmail.
“If there’s anything he does he is very good at studying you and seeing how your mind works. I think that was his attempt for me to see him as someone that cannot rape anyone. He appeals to your emotions and finds a common ground.”
She, however, added that she could not record the conversation because she didn’t want to attract unnecessary attention to herself.
“The last time I saw Pastor Biodun before I left the church he asked if there was anything I wants him to do for me but I gave him a negative answer and that was our last conversation.
“Recording the conversation didn’t cross my mind because all I wanted was just to get out from there because it is a large environment and I wanted to leave peacefully.
“They created an atmosphere of insecurity that stops people from speaking out, telling an average person that Pastor Biodun Fatoyibo raped you is hard, though I want to be the girl that is bold but there was just too much to contend with, especially church folks who would rather believe a pastor who cannot keep it in his pants than a member because they don’t want to question anything but look the other way .
“There are a lot of people who are victims, I’m sure because after I saw Timi’s post I realised this is a real thing not just with adults but teenagers as well.”