This may not be the best time for COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo as a petition has alleged that the cleric was involved in alleged forced abortion and manslaughter.
According to a report by the Nigerian Voice, the petition which includes an audio recording has been submitted to the office of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, accusing Fatoyinbo of coercing former church member, Ifeoluwa Dolapo into undergoing a procedure to abort a baby after allegedly impregnating her – a procedure which eventually caused her death.
“According to the revelation from the audio clip, the 1st Suspect (Biodun Fatoyinbo) threatened the deceased, and requested that she got rid of the unwanted pregnancy as he surmised that it would be scandalous and injurious to his reputation as a highly revered and renowned Pastor,” the petition reads.
“While the deceased assured the 1st Suspect that she would keep the news of the pregnancy private and just within her family, the 1st suspect insisted and ensured that an abortion of the pregnancy was carried out with the reluctant acquiescence of the deceased.”
The petition which was submitted by Pelumi Olajengbesi, a public interest lawyer, also alleged that a popular cleric of an Apostolic Church and another popular female cleric were privy to the crime.