Former COZA staff recounts how the church founder Biodun Fatoyinbo ra.ped her in his house.
The lady who wanted her face and identity hidden sat with YNaija for an interview to share her experience. She revealed how she got ra.ped after being a member of the church for 7 years.
The COZA staff revealed that Biodun Fatoyinbo ra.ped her on the couch in his own home. She believes his wife, Modele Fatoyinbo is aware of her husband’s actions.
Watch and listen to the alleged victim share her story in the video below;
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According the interviewers,
“it took significant motivation to even get our interviewee in the right frame of mind to tell her story, sitting quietly with her as she was forced to process the trauma of her experience in front of a crew of strangers.
The first time X was given a glimpse into the reality of the Fatoyinbo’s was in 2013. She was just a fringe member and church worker at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Abuja, when the Ese Walter story broke, first on her blog, then on spreading like wildfire on the internet. X hadn’t started working closely with the pastor and his wife at that time and she remembers clearly waking up early to prepare for her day job. She picked up her phone to check the morning news and saw the story about Ese Walter and immediately felt the weight of its implications. Her infallible pastor had abused his authority, had an affair with a church worker and defiled his matrimonial bed. She was shocked and struggled to make sense of the story because it didn’t mark any of the boxes about she believed constituted ra.pe or coercion. Ese didn’t consider herself a victim in the traditional sense, her narrative suggested a tinge of self congratulation, she didn’t seem sorry about her part in the affair. X eventually dismissed Walter’s story, filing it away as some kind of bizarre smear campaign. And it was easy for her because she was the ‘average’ COZA member. “