A Lagos-based cleric Apostle Chris Omatsola says he believes the allegations of rape made by singer Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola, against the founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.
But he said that Fatoyinbo’s decision to step down over the rape allegations against him was the right thing to do.
Omatsola, who is the head of Zionwealth Church, Lekki, Lagos, was in the news last year over a viral sex tape involving him and his lover Princess Tamaratokoni Okpewho.
He had been accused by Okpewho of leaking the video to force her into a marital relationship with him despite alleged physical abuse – an allegation he denied, saying the tape was leaked to blackmail him.
Omatsola, speaking to Saturday Punch, said Delta State-based televangelist and founder of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin, waded into the matter and mediated between him and Okpewho.
According to him, prior to Fufeyin’s intervention, he had consulted Fatoyinbo at his Abuja church during the crisis, adding that the latter counselled him for over two hours.
He said, “I went to see him (Fatoyinbo) and we discussed for over two hours. What he suggested to me then is what he is doing right now. Stepping down is the right thing to do.
“Honestly, I believe Busola’s story. She cannot come out to lie against him. What for? Is it for money or fame?
“Busola and her husband, Timi Dakolo, are already famous and have money. I believe she did it for conscience sake and to help other people.
“I advise that he (Fatoyinbo) should get himself together and push up again; it is not the end of life and (his) ministry. He should not sink into depression. He should get things right with God.
“He has taken the right step by stepping down so that it does not appear like he took the allegation lightly or that he mocks Christianity.
“He should go through a psycho-therapy process and heal up and he should give all the necessary legal attention to the case.”
He said Busola should realise that the world had heard her story, adding that her objective had been achieved.
He added, “I do not support rape or violence in any form and I believe her story. I pray that God will heal her heart and wound.”
Omatsola said although Fatoyinbo was his senior in ministry, he (Omatsola) had called to reciprocate what he did for him at his own trying time.