The founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, is in police
custody for questioning over the rape allegations leveled against him by Busola, a
photographer and wife of popular singer, Timi Dakolo.
The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, confirmed this today. When asked if the
pastor was being detained, the Force spokesman said it was too early to say. He also said the
investigation of Fatoyinbo was proof that the police has not swept the matter under the
carpet as was being insinuated in some quarters.
When asked why it took so long for the pastor to be invited, Mba said the police wanted to
get statements from several witnesses and then build a solid case before inviting him. Mrs.
Dakolo accused Fatoyinbo of raping her 20 years ago while she was still a teenager.
Report gathered that Fatoyinbo is being interrogated at Force Criminal Investigation Division
(FCID) headquarters in Abuja by a team of four officers led by Assistant Commissioner of
Police Adaku Uche Anya.
The pastor had 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