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Why punish somebody for a sin committed 16 years ago, Methodist Prelate rubbishes rape allegations against Fatoyinbo [Video]

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Why punish somebody for a sin committed 16 years ago, Methodist Prelate rubbishes rape allegations against Fatoyinbo [Video]

The Prelate of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, Eminence Samuel Uche, has said that there might be no truth in the rape allegations levelled against the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo.

WuzupNaija reports that Busola Dakolo, wife of singer Timi Dakolo had accused the cleric of raping her at 17. Her allegation sparked national outrage and protests as many Nigerians called on Fatoyinbo to step down as pastor and face prosecution.

The outrage led the cleric to announce that he was taking a leave from the pulpit.

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Reacting to the allegations in an interview with TV show host Prisca Chiemeka on her show Visual Talks Network, the Methodist Prelate described the allegations as baseless and foolish.

In the snippet of the interview shared by Chiemeka on her Instagram page, the cleric said there is no truth in the rape allegation.

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He said:

“Some accusations are foolish. For me, from my way of analysing things, there is no truth in such a thing.

“You say somebody raped you when you were 26 years or so and after 16 years you come and report. What is wrong? Maybe you demanded money or you wanted some payment and the person did not give you, then you decide to blackmail the person.

“Why do you punish somebody for a sin committed 16 years ago? Our Lord Jesus Christ says any sinner that believes is forgiven. He said repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand. How do you go and tarnish the image of a man or woman who committed something from years ago? Is it relevant?”

 

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