CAN reacts over rape allegation against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has said it does not regulate how pastors operate their churches.
CAN President, Rev. Supo Ayokunle made this statement while reacting to the latest allegation by wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo, Busola, against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of COZA.
The mother-of-three described how Pastor Fatoyinbo allegedly forced his way onto her when she was just a teenager.
In his hasty reaction, Fatoyinbo denied the allegation, though acknowledged Busola once attended the same church with her family. He subsequently stated that his lawyers will institute civil and criminal case against Busola
Reacting to the controversial issue, Ayodele’s Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Pastor Oladeji Adebayo, said CAN does not regulate how pastors operate.
Speaking with New Telegraph, he said the body neither regulate nor interfere in the running of churches.
“I am sorry CAN does not intervene in how churches are running. Churches belong to denominations and these are the two bodies that regulate how pastors run their ministries, not CAN. CAN deals with intrareligious matters and stands between the church and the government.”