Following rape allegation leveled against Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) founder, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, on social media by popular musician, Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola Dakolo, last Friday, many Nigerians protested at the church headquarters in Abuja and it’s worship centre in Lagos to call for the resignation of the clergyman as the senior pastor of the church, pending when the case would be taken before and determined by a competent court.
According to reports, as early as 7a.m. on Sunday, protesters had already arrived at the church premises in both locations carrying several placards with different inscriptions to send in their messages and demands to the public.
It was gathered that before their arrival, heavy security presence of the operatives Department of State Security Services (DSS) and Nigerian Police Force had been stationed at the front of the church premises as the church protocol officers in a chained hands formed a barricade around the Abuja church, as a way of stopping the protesters from gaining entrance into the church premises.
In Lagos, there were lesser presence of security operatives as protesters took turns to scream for the removal of Fatoyinbo through public address system.
It was likewise gathered that altercations ensued between the protesters and security operatives, as a result of uncivil behaviour of some of the operatives of the Nigerian police force who were accused of manhandling the protesters.