Pastor Biodun Fatoyimbo the #MeToo movement and CAN have been the centre of a raging social media storm. The incident, dubbed COZA Pastor saga is not dying anytime soon. Recently accused of rape, by Bisola Dakota and a number of other former COZA church members is Pastor Fatoyinbo. He seems to be trying to mount a come-back campaign with the help of CAN, the Christian Association of Nigeria.
At first, when the rape allegations broke the internet, along with a multi-city protest, CAN had responded to calls for it to wade into the matter. The general consensus by stating that, COZA and its Pastor did not belong to the national body.
This neutrality in the face of such heavy accusations was far from the raging public’s expectation of the Christian body. Many in fact labelled CAN as more of a political lobby group under a Christian banner disguise.
Yesterday, it was CAN’s turn to break the internet with a u-turn action of sending representatives to a COZA service. They proclaimed support for Pastor Biodun.
This expectedly resulted in an explosion of reactions. View some below,
To all who are keeping a watchful eye, this seems like a well-planned script to kick off Pastor Biodun Fatoyibo’s come-back campaign. This COZA Pastor saga has inadvertently brought to the fore prevalence of rape in Nigeria and Africa is horrendous. The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), a non-profit organisation tasked with fighting child trafficking and sexual abuse against women, pegs the figure at 34.4%. Here, have a look, to learn more.