In light of the COZA pastor, Nigerians have taken active step to show her support for Busola Dakolo. The organisers of the protest have called on other Nigerians to join in the march.
Instigated by the rape allegations made against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) by a singer wife Busola Dakolo, Nigerians protested sexual abuse in the church today.
Social media, this Sunday morning, is filled with photos of folks in white carrying placards proclaiming #ChurchToo a play on the #MeToo hashtag.
The protest, which is said to be a silent one, has protesters with black tapes making Xs over their mouths, carrying placards saying “Your pastor is not your God,” “We are all the Lord’s anointed. Touch not,” “Thou shall not rape,” and “We are all Busola Dakolo.”
There is heavy police presence at the Lagos chapter of COZA church to prevent possible protest against the senior pastor of the church, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, over allegation of molestation of Busola Dokolo.
The protest is being organised by #churchtoomovement as advocacy against Biodun Fatoyinbo’s molestation allegations. The COZA members in Abuja formed human barricade to prevent protesters from proceeding to the front of their church.
Despite the protest, the first Bible reading in the church was taken from 2 Samuel 22:5, which reads: ”When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid” (King James version).
The protest is supposed to reach the premises of COZA, but protesters report the roads leading to the church have been blocked with buses and cars, so protesters cannot pass.