The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria is unable to conclude the investigation of rape made against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Recall that the infamous pastor was called out by Busola Dakolo in a viral interview, in which she accused him of raping her when she was a teenager. The interview stirred a major reaction among Nigerians, prompting the PFN to investigate the claims.
Now, PFN National Publicity Secretary, Bishop Emma Isong, said Fatoyinbo refused to honour invitations, despite efforts by the committee members and leadership of the Christian body. Which was why the body is unable to conclude their investigations.
He said during a briefing at Ikeja, Lagos, per Punch:
“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.”