A Nigerian lady, Ese Walter, who came into prominence in 2013 when she confessed that she had an affair with the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo recently took to social media to set the record straight.
Concise News reports that in the wake of the recent rape allegation against Fatoyinbo by Busola Dakolo, the wife of Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo, Walter has found herself being talked about once again.
Walter who had earlier stated that she does not want to be dragged into the current scandal reiterates that she is done playing the victim role because she has since moved on from that aspect of her life.
In a post on her Facebook page, Walter has now clarified rumours making the rounds about her.
According to her, she has never been raped in her entire life and people need to stop spreading false news.
There are rumours Walter was raped by Fatoyinbo back in 2009 but Walter says that is not true.
Clearing the air on the misconception, she writes: “Ok, it begs to be said. I have never been raped in my life. Don’t spread false news for trend. Please.”
Ese Walter and Biodun Fatoyinbo
Ese Walter is a former female congregant and worker of the COZA.
Walter alleged then in a blog post that she had a week-long sexual relationship with the pastor during his London visit.
According to Walter, after arranging for a taxi to pick up Fatoyinbo from the airport during his visit to London, the pastor invited her to his hotel and offered her alcohol.
“You don’t have to be shy Ese, even if it’s alcohol, feel free and order what you want,” she claimed the pastor said.
Subsequently, she said, Fatoyinbo invited her to sit on his laps. When she hesitated, she claimed the pastor told her to relax saying: “feel free Ese.”
According to her, they kissed and soon were embroiled in a week-long amorous affair that left Walter feeling abused and manipulated.
Walter alleged that Fatoyinbo had dismissed the guilt she had, saying: “I will teach you a level of grace that you don’t understand.”
Walter, who admitted that the relationship was consensual, however, said she felt “abused and manipulated” by Fatoyinbo and the fugitive manner the church’s hierarchy handled the affair after she raised it with another pastor in the church.
She said she went public with the story when she could no longer withstand the “psychological abuse.”
“I made an effort to reach out to him because I realized the right thing to do was talk to an elder in the church and seek some sort of remedy to a wrong I believed had been done me.
“Instead, Pastor Flo said Pastor Biodun had confessed to him and they had ‘talked’ about it and somehow that was supposed to be OK.
“He asked what it was I wanted coming to talk to him about it when I did, I told him I realized what happened between Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and I [sic] was wrong and not just that I felt abused and manipulated.
“I also said I thought it was wrong for Pastor Biodun to go on preaching without taking time to deal with his personal character flaws. I said I thought he was a danger to all the young women that attended the church.”