COZA: Police grill, detain Pastor Fatoyinbo over alleged rape

By AdvocateNews on 28/08/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 775

Pastor Fatoyinbo
Pastor Fatoyinbo

Detectives on Tuesday grilled the founder and Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, for over eight hours in connection with the rape allegations levelled against him by a photographer, Busola Dakolo.

The cleric had allegedly raped Dakolo when she was a teenager at her parents’ residence in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Fatoyinbo was questioned at the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Garki Area 10, Abuja, by a team of detectives led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Adaku Anya.

The pastor was subsequently granted administrative bail around 9pm, but it could not be immediately ascertained if he met the conditions for release.

Apart from the COZA founder, detectives also questioned two witnesses: Mr. Wole Soetan, pastor of COZA Port Harcourt branch; and Mr. Folarin Ogunsola, who is in charge of COZA Lagos branch.

The Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, confirmed that Fatoyinbo was still at the FCID as of 9:40pm when this report was filed.

He said, “He is still with us, but I can’t say if he would be released tonight.

“It depends on if he meets the bail conditions that would be given to him, but he has been granted administrative bail.”

Mba disclosed that many witnesses had been questioned in relation to the case, adding that the investigation had progressed and would soon be concluded.

Fatoyinbo’s interrogation is coming weeks after he shunned an invitation extended to him by police officers probing the allegations.

The pastor had also shunned a panel set up by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria to investigate the rape allegations, stating that he was advised by his lawyers not to appear before the panel because it was prejudiced and may not conduct an impartial session.

The cleric in a statement last Friday, however, said he could appear before the panel after the police investigations.

Posted 28/08/2019 06:58:16 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Dr Jumbo Offor, S’East PSC rep, is dead...

Anarchy looms in Nigeria, Constitution now suspended, Fayose...

Nigeria’s Peter Arotiba emerges overall best in WASSCE...

ENEMY OF THE STATE BY FEMI ADESINA

Generator fumes kill couple, five children in Rivers...

Kidnapping: How I paid €223,000 ransom to Evans...

Gunmen abduct four NSCDC officers in Kogi

IGP disbands Zonal Intervention Squad over footballer’s death...

Fire guts 19 vehicles in Onitsha mechanic workshop...

Buhari asked us to focus on northern Nigeria,...

Ugwuanyi constitutes medical committee on de-escalation of COVID-19...

Anambra free of coronavirus as 36 tests return...

 

Latest News NDDC fraud: Buhari Presidency, APC rotten — PDP FG says COVID-19 won’t go soon, rules out financial help for private schools NFIU submits report on Magu’s forex transactions to panel Enugu airport runway for completion by August 30, says Aviation Minister Buhari snubs NASS, directs Keyamo to proceed with 774,000 special jobs Senate okays Life Imprisonment for Kidnappers, removes time limit on Rape Cases Nigerian troops kill scores of bandits, rescue kidnapped victims in Sokoto, Zamfara Only God can make Igbo man President – Arthur Eze. ...My father lived in peace with all men Seized properties cornered by top EFCC officials, Magu’s friends – Panel I didn’t campaign for Buhari while with Jonathan – Dasuki Fraudster detains American lady in Lagos hotel, defrauds her of N18.5m COVID-19: FG releases guidelines for schools’ resumption

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (37,847 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (26,071 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (17,485 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (17,209 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (16,411 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (16,356 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (15,959 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (15,263 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (14,251 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (14,080 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (13,472 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (12,826 views)

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (11) NEWS (2,970) POLITICS (447) SOCIETY (118) SPORTS (28) BUSINESS (307) HEALTH (41) EDUCATION (32) ENTERTAINMENT (18) INTERNATIONAL (67) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (1) OPINION (22)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands