Rape allegations: PFN concludes investigation despite Fatoyinbo’s snubs

Pastor-Biodun-Fatoyinbo-of-COZA and Busola Dakolo Photo: The Nation

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria on Thursday said it has concluded its investigation over the allegations of rape by Busola Dakolo, against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly.

Bishop Emma Isong, who is PFN National Publicity Secretary disclosed this to journalists during a briefing in Lagos.

Isong said the committee spoke to the parties involved in the matter aside Fatoyinbo who refused to honour several invitations. 

He appreciated the Dakolos for their personal appearance and most especially Busola, for stating her side of the story.

Isong described PFN inability to bring the matter into conclusion as unfortunate.

“You will recall that at the beginning of this issue, many questions were asked as to what has the PFN done and what has been our reaction on this matter especially by journalists and well-meaning Nigerians. We appreciate that expectations were high and subsequently the national president of PFN, Dr Omobude, and our national leaders set up a high-powered fact-finding panel made up of men and women of integrity and wisdom.

“The panel, which met for more than a month, had several meetings and interfaced with several parties that were connected with this matter.

“Unfortunately, several attempts to meet Pastor Biodun of COZA church, who is one of the important parties in this matter, failed despite efforts by the fact-finding committee to get his attention or appearance.

“The PFN, however, appreciates the respect that Mrs Dakolo gave in her personal appearance, together with her husband, to state her side of the story.

“Arising from this, the PFN, unfortunately, wishes to announce its inability to come into a conclusion on this matter. We may make a further statement on a later date. But certainly, for now, Nigerians and well-meaning people are our witnesses that we have fulfilled scriptural, public and moral expectations as a reasonable and legal organisation” he said.

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