#stepdownpastor: Photos from on-going protest at COZA church

There is an on-going protest at COZA church, Abuja as Nigerians gathered to stage force the senior pastor of the church Biodun Fatoyinbo to step down over alleged rape

Recall that on Friday June 28th, Busola Dakolo, wife of singer Timi Dakolo, accused Biodun Fatoyinbo of raping her multiple times when she was a minor.

#stepdownpastor: Photos from on-going protest at COZA church

The pastor however denied the allegation in a statement released by the Church and threatened to sue the accuser and her husband for defaming him

Earlier today, it was reported that there was heavy security presence at the church as Nigerians stormed the premises.

Operative of the Department of State Services, DSS were also reported to have arrested two men, whom they took away in an unregistered vehicle.

Premium Times reports that at least 30 police officers were seen around the church. About 20 Civil Defence men were also seen scattered between the church’s junction on Murtala Muhammed Way and the church’s premises, a distance of about 1.2 kilometres.

Hooded men from the State Security Service (SSS) were also everywhere outside the church, a presence some of the protesters said was aimed at intimidating them.

About a dozen soldiers also arrived at the church at about 8:40 a.m.

At the church’s entrance, security agents have joined church security officials to conduct a thorough search of visitors and members of the congregation who wanted to go inside the auditorium ahead of service commencement at 9:00 a.m.

 

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