Controversial man of God, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), has announced stepping down from his position as Senior Pastor of the church to allow elders of the church probe the rape allegation against him by a former member of COZA, Busola Dakolo, who is the wife of Timi Dakolo, a well-known singer in Nigeria.
In a post on his verified Instagram page today titled My Confidence in the Lord Remains Unwavering, Pastor Fatoyinbo said he was stepping down to observe a leave of absence.
He further said he arrived at this decision after having talks with his spiritual mentors, who told him to step down for proper investigation into the matter.
“The past few days have been very sobering for me. I have taken time to pray and seek spiritaul 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 work and the sacred honour of my calling, I have decided to take a leace of absence from the pulpit of the church.
“Although it would break my heart to tatters to stay a day without doing ministry, I believe it is the right thing to do at this time. It is in the interest of the flock of Christ that issues concerning me do not become a distraction to their worship to their Lord.
“This step enables me to submit to the concerns of my spiritual mentors as they consider all the issues that have been raised against me.
“My confidence in the Lord remains unwavering. Though, I do not understand all that is happening, I trust in the Lord to lead and guide me one step at a time. Kindly pray for me and the congregation of COZA as we seek the face of the Lord during these turbulent times.
“Thank you and God bless you,” Pastor Fatoyinbo said in his post on Monday.