BEVERLY HILLS, July 02, (THEWILL) – Modele Fatoyinbo, wife of Biodun Fatoyinbo, the senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), has said declared undying love for her husband saying she would never change her surname.
Speaking during the Monday prayer meeting at the church, she said “you know your foes, friends when you’re in trouble.
“Pastor doesn’t want me to talk. It’s fine. I just want to tell you, pastor, because we have strangers, that on behalf of your sons and daughters. We have strangers in this house — strange sons and daughters. But God will close the heavens over them in the name of Jesus.
“I just want to say we love you. You are our pastor; nobody can take your place. It’s always good to assure people that you love them, not only when you feel that everything is fine with them, even much more when you feel that they are not.
“You know your friends when you’re in trouble. So, we don’t want you to doubt in your heart. As for Modele, until I see Jesus, my surname cannot change. So, you better calm down.
“We love you and you have always taught us well. You have always stood on that stage to teach us that even though anybody might be coming from anywhere, God loves them and accepts them.
“You have never preached condemnation; you have never peached that we cannot change or make it.
“Nobody on earth can take your place in our lives in spite of 20 years? Where are you coming from? Nobody can take your place.”
THEWILL recalls that Busola Dakolo, celebrity photographer and wife of singer, Timi Dakolo, accused Fatoyinbo of raping her at 16 in a now-viral video interview.
Dakolo detailed the events that led to the alleged rape, which she revealed happened twice in one week.
The allegations caused an uproar on social media with some Nigerians calling on Fatoyinbo to respond. Fatoyinbo denied the allegations in an official response.
Fatoyinbo eventually cancelled the church’s upcoming week-long programme tagged ‘7DG’ which was billed to hold from July 1 to July 7 Sunday and stepped asside from pastoral duties.
During the church service on Sunday, protesters held a peaceful demonstration around the premises with participants urging the church to suspend the clergy activities of Fatoyinbo pending investigations into the alleged rape accusations.