COZA: Protest in Lagos as ex-Buhari aide sets up fund for Busola Dakolo


A group of Women under the aegis of Name and Shame Movement on Saturday began mobilising for a protest march to the Lagos branch of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly over rape and sexual abuse allegations against its pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo.

The movement in a notice on Facebook urged as many people as possible to turn up for the protest at Mobil filling station at Maryland in Lagos by 8.45am on Sunday.

The notice urged participants to put on white tops.

A similar protest by another group, #Churchtoo Movement, has been scheduled to hold in Abuja on Sunday.

The #Churchtoo Movement is a replica of #Metoo Movement which swept many Western nations last year and exposed cases of alleged sexual abuse by influential people.

Busola Dakolo, the wife of musician Timi Dakolo recently accused the pastor of raping her thrice as a teenager.

She said that at the time she was a member of the church in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

Five years ago, another member of the church, Ese Walter, came out with similar allegations of sexual abuse by the pastor.

Meanwhile, a former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr. Joe Abah, has set up a legal aid fund for the defence of professional photographer, Mrs. Busola Dakolo, who recently alleged that she was raped thrice by the Global Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.

Abah, who is the immediate past head of the Bureau for Public Service Reforms, said on Twitter on Friday that he decided to put aside some funds to assist Busola’s legal defence after Fatoyinbo threatened to drag her and her husband, Timi, to court over the allegations.

“I have seen Biodun Fatoyinbo’s statement. I look forward to him carrying out his threat to sue Busola Dakolo. As Mrs Dakolo doesn’t have a church that can fund her defence, I have set aside a little money to contribute to her defence. Please do so too. #IStandWithBusolaDakolo,” he stated.

On Saturday morning, a businessman, Dr. Amadi Chima, boosted the legal aid fund with a pledge of N1 million.

Other donors include a broadcaster, Maupe Ogun-Yusuf, compete, Kemi Adetiba, and a former COZA member, Bartholomew Kamuche, who added £500.





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