The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has said that it would not shield pentecostal pastors who take undue advantage of their congregants.
PFN President, Rev. Felix Omobude, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Benin, the Edo State capital.
Concise News reported that Busola, the wife of a musician, Timi Dakolo, had alleged that Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) raped her twice when she was a teenager.
However, Fatoyinbo has denied the allegation and threatened to take legal actions against Busola.
In response to the rape allegations against COZA pastor, Omobude said the PFN is saddened and disturbed by the allegations of criminal conduct and serial impropriety that have been made against the embattled man of God, but added that “the PFN will not shield anyone who crosses the line.
“The PFN is utterly shocked at these allegations, as the acts that have been alleged are not only criminal in nature but antithetical to the tenets of Christianity and a violent breach of the trust that ought to exist between members of the congregation and a Minister of the Gospel,” he said.
While condemning in strong terms, allegations levelled against Fatoyinbo, Omobude, however, expressed the support and prayers of the PFN for the embattled man of God.
“We strongly condemn this ignoble and bastardy conduct as alleged against Pastor Fatoyinbo. Our prayers, thoughts and support are with all those who have fallen victim as have been reported.
“PFN strongly believe in the pursuit of truth and will ensure that truth is unveiled in this whole matter and appropriate sanctions served.
“Although Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo has, not in the past subscribed to the PFN, we recognize that he is a Pentecostal Pastor,” Omobude concluded.