Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder and senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, has stepped down.

The embattled pastor stepped down from his position in the church as a result of the pressure from different protests that was staged by at his Lagos and Abuja churches after Busola Dakolo revealed Fatoyinbo raped her multiple times.

According to reports from Silverbird Television foremost programme ‘’Today On STV’’ ,  pastor Fatoyinbo in his statement asked  people to pray for him as he claimed not to “understand all that is happening.”

In the statement the pastor said, “The past few days have been sobering for me. I have taken time to pray and seek spiritual counsel from Christian leaders around the world who feel very concerned about the ongoing reports in the media. I have solicited their guidance on actions I should take that are honouring to our Lord Jesus Christ and the work He has called me to do.

“Drawing from their counsel and that of the leadership of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly and owing to my love for God’s work and the sacred honour of my calling, I have decided to take a leave of absence from the pulpit of church.

“Although it would break my heart to tatters to stay a day without doing ministry, I believe it is the right thing to do at this time. It is in the interest of the flock of Christ that issues concerning me do not become a distraction to their worship of their Lord.

“This step enables me to submit to the concerns of my spiritual mentors as they consider all the issues that have been raised against me.

“My confidence in the Lord remains unwavering. Though I do not understand all that is happening, I trust the Lord to lead and guide me one step at a time. Kindly pray for me and the congregation of COZA as we seek the face of the Lord during these turbulent times”

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