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COZA: Pastor Fatoyinbo stages pulpit comeback, declares victories

August 4, 2019 Editor 0

Weeks after opinions were divided following rape allegation from wife of musician Timi Dakolo, the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, on Sunday, staged a comeback on pulpit and pronounced victorious blessings on church members. In a sermon titled, Sudden victories, during a church service attended by teaming members inside the magnificent church auditorium in Abuja, Pastor Read More

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Rape allegation: DIG FCID takes over investigation of COZA pastor

July 22, 2019 Editor 0

The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has ordered the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), DIG Michael Ogbizi, to superintend over investigation into the case of rape reported by Mrs Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, in a Read More

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Alleged falsehood: Report to our office, Police orders Timi Dakolo, wife

July 20, 2019 Editor 0

The Police has formally invited popular singer, Timi Dakolo and his wife, Busola, a celebrity photographer, for interrogation over rape allegation and rumoured falsehood that followed against Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) The invitation letter was delivered at the Lekki residence of the Dakolos around 6pm on Saturday. The invitation letter signed by Deputy Commissioner of Police IGP Read More

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Man, 46, allegedly rapes 12 years old girls in Anambra

July 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Anambra state police command has arrested a 46-year-old man, Charles Igwedibia, suspected to have defiled two 12-year old girls. According to the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Muhammed, Igwedibia (alias Alagbon), who hails from Dusogu village, Awkuzu in Oyi local government area, was apprehended on July 18, 2019, following intelligence report. “The suspect allegedly had series Read More

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Shocker! Man rapes daughter to confirm her virginity

July 19, 2019 Editor 0

A 37-year-old guard, Wasiu Orilonise, has publicly confessed that he raped his 15-year-old daughter for verification of her virginity and protection.  Wasiu who appeared in Oyo State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan, however, appealed to the court to forgive him as he did that only to confirm if her daughter was still a virgin. The prosecutor, Mr Sunday Ogunremi, told Read More

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Again, popular blogger exposes Timi Dakolo, wife, vows investigation must go on, weeks after rape allegation against COZA Pastor

July 17, 2019 Editor 0

Popular blogger, Kemi Olunloyo has alleged that Singer, Timi Dakolo’s pastors have called her 84-year old father seeking to stop her investigation into the rape saga involving Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) and Busola Dakolo. Busola had alleged that Fatoyinbo raped her 20 years ago and came out openly to tell the whole world so, Read More

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Rape allegation: Busola’s lie unbelievable – Olunloyo

July 9, 2019 Editor 0

Popular blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, with evidence has declared that Busola Dakolo lied in her rape allegation against pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA. Kemi Olunloyo who took it upon herself to investigate the allegation revealed that the incident, whether rape or consensual sex, never happened. “A lot of people don’t understand the mathematical aspect of the Read More

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Again, Ese Walter shows up, says ‘COZA Pastor has never raped me’

July 6, 2019 Editor 0

A Nigerian lady identified as Ese Walter, who came into spotlight in 2013 after she came out to accuse Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), recently took to social media to set the record straight. In wake of the recent rape allegation against Fatoyinbo by Busola Dakolo, the wife of Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo, Walter has Read More

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Rape in God’s house

July 6, 2019 Editor 0

In this report, TOPE SUNDAY, ABDULRAHMAN  ZAKARIYAU, ENE OSANG and  LATEEF DADA take a look at the increasing cases of rape by clerics, Muslim and Christian, and query why it persists. Nigeria’s media space was awash with news of alleged rape perpetrated by the Founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, against Busola Dakolo, wife of Read More

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Pray for me, embattled COZA Pastor begs Nigerians

July 2, 2019 Editor 0

Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Biodun Fatoyinbo  has pleaded Nigerians to pray for him. Pastor Fatayinbo made the plea shortly after stepping aside from the pulpit amidst growing concerns over allegation of rape by Busola Dakolo, celebrity photographer and wife of  popular entertainer,  Timi Dakolo. The scandal broke out last week following a video that went viral on social media, Read More

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Rape allegation on COZA Pastor: Read what popular Pastor Poju said

July 1, 2019 Editor 0

The Senior Pastor of the Covenant Christian Centre, Poju Oyemade, has revealed that the spiritual father to Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), told him to step down amid the rape allegations levelled against him by celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo. The mother-of-three had narrated how Pastor Fatoyinbo allegedly forced his way into her when she was a Read More

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Rape allegation: Oby Ezekwesili, Ali Baba react after embattled COZA Pastor stepped down

July 1, 2019 Editor 0

An erstwhile Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has described the decision of founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo’s decision to step down over alleged rape allegation from Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola as a “good first step”. Ezekwesili who choose to react via her twitter handle, wrote: “This is a good first step. A process that Read More

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COZA members troop into church Sunday after Pastor Biodun was accused of rape as wife rises up in defense

June 30, 2019 Editor 0

Wife of the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Omodele Fatoyinbo, is standing behind her husband Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, after allegations of rape by Busola Dakolo, wife of popular singer Timib Dakolo. Pastor Fatoyinbo who spoke during the church service on Sunday said, “My husband is not a rapist. Even if he was an unbeliever, he would Read More

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Happening now: Protesters besiege COZA over rape allegation against Pastor Biodun, security officials take over church premises…pictures

June 30, 2019 Editor 0

Protesters are currently seen around Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) church premise particularly in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial centre. While they are protesting with placards and banners with all manner of inscription following rape allegation against COZA Pastor Biodun Fatayinbo, Blueprint Correspondent cited heavy security deployment both at Lagos and Abuja branches of the church with anxiety soaring high. Security officials Read More

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Rape allegation: COZA member demands resignation of own Pastor

June 29, 2019 Editor 0

A member of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Akah Nnani who is a has asked the founder, Biodun Fatoyinbo to step down as senior pastor of the church following the rape allegation leveled against him by Busola Dakolo, wife of singer, Timi Dakolo. Posting the screenshot on the right on his page, Akah who is a Nigerian actor wrote, ”This issue Read More

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Raid on night clubs: FCTA’s war against women, leisure?

May 11, 2019 Editor 0

Amidst rising insecurity and criminal activities across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and the police recently raided night clubs and arrested women of all shades and sizes for alleged various offences. These ranged from soliciting for sex to loitering. But the victims have since alleged sexual harassment and intimidation. PAUL OKAH in Read More

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Surprise as Helen Paul exposes her origin

April 6, 2019 Editor 0

Popular comedienne, Helen Paul, who recently bagged her doctorate degree has disclosed how she was born out of rape. Paul, who bagged a doctorate degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos on Thursday, dedicate her feat to her mother via her Instagram page. “I HELEN PAUL dedicate this to my mum, you gave birth to me out of Read More

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How pastor raped me for several months-16yr-old Alice reveals

April 1, 2019 Editorial II 0

A 16-year-old girl, Alice Arowolo, Monday, told the Federal High Court, Osogbo, how she was allegedly raped by Pastor Adeyemo Samuel, for many times. Led in evidence by the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) prosecution Counsel, Mrs Zarowa Caroline, the young girl narrated how she was taken to the defendant by her mother. According to the victim, Read More

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Rape: CSO uncovers plot to scuttle alleged culprit’s trial

February 8, 2019 Editor 0

A human rights group under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society for Human Rights and  Anti-Corruption in collaboration with Network of Pro bono Lawyers, has uncovered plans by top politicians in Benue State to set free, Mr. Andrew Ogbuja, who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl, Ochanya Ogbanje to death. Ochanya’s death last October, was occasioned by obvious complications arising Read More

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Ronaldo rape allegation: We stand by our story- German magazine

October 12, 2018 Editorial III 0

The German magazine that reported a rape allegation made against footballer Cristiano Ronaldo says it has “no reason” to doubt the authenticity of key documents used in its story. Ronaldo, 33, denies assaulting Kathryn Mayorga at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. Lawyers representing the Juventus player said on Wednesday that documents had been “completely fabricated”. But Der Spiegel said: Read More