The senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo is reportedly enmeshed in a fresh alleged abortion and manslaughter scandal with his former church member identified as Ifeoluwa Dolapo.
This was contained in a petition sent to the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu. The petition also included an audio tape.
This is coming weeks after Fatoyinbo was invited for questioning by the Police Headquarters in Abuja over alleged rape of professional photographer, Busola Dakolo 20 years ago.
According to a report by the Nigerian Voice, Fatoyinbo was alleged of coercing Ifeoluwa Dolapo into undergoing a procedure to abort a baby after allegedly impregnating her – a procedure which eventually caused her death.
”According to the revelation from the audio clip, the 1st Suspect (Biodun Fatoyinbo) threatened the deceased, and requested that she got rid of the unwanted pregnancy as he surmised that it would be scandalous and injurious to his reputation as a highly revered and renowned Pastor,” the petition reads.
“While the deceased assured the 1st Suspect that she would keep the news of the pregnancy private and just within her family, the 1st suspect insisted and ensured that abortion of the pregnancy was carried out with the reluctant acquiescence of the deceased.”
The petition which was submitted by Pelumi Olajengbesi, a public interest lawyer, also alleged that a popular cleric of an Apostolic Church and another popular female cleric were privy to the crime.