Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, has returned to the pulpit.
In a packed church on Sunday, the pastor delivered a sermon titled, “Sudden Victories.”
Fatoyinbo was accused on the 28 June by Busola Dakolo of raping her twice when she was a teenager.
After the rape story went viral and protesters at branches of the church called for him to step down, Fatoyinbo took a leave of absence on 1 July but has returned a month later.
The pastor’s return to the pulpit has stirred so much reaction, especially from the social media and twitter especially.
Good Morning. Seems like Biodun (COZA) is back on the pulpit and especially welcoming people who joined the church in the last 4 weeks.— Ada Campbell (@Adacampbell) August 4, 2019
All that talk about stepping down was for the birds. We are back to status quo. pic.twitter.com/MA8dYriVFu
I find it hard to believe that the #COZA Pastor mounted the pulpit and still had the church members cheering him on like a hero! 😮— Peng Man 🔥 (@mjjuniormodel) August 4, 2019
Religion proves itself again as the biggest brainwashing technique in Nigeria
#COZA If you cannot become a politician; an APC member, become a Pastor. Even Pastors these days go scot free after *Rape* If you've learnt nothing, learn this!— M_rees (@Ahamhenree) August 4, 2019
So far, Pastor Fatoyinbo has denied the accusation and the police are currently investigating the case.
Taking a cue from his current situation, the pastor during his sermon said, christians would always face persecution, but God would ensure that they were victorious.
From the message is the quote whic says: “As a Christian, you must face opposition. If God, who is holy and faithful has enemies, you are sure going to have.”
As a Christian, you must face opposition. If God, who is holy and faithful has enemies, you are sure going to have.”