Former presidential aide to Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has reacted to the trending rape allegations by Busola Dakolo against the founder of COZA, pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Thelagostimes had reported earlier that the embattled founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Abuja, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, threatened to sue celebrity photographer and wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo, Busola Dakolo, for alleging he raped her as a 16-year-old.
Busola Dakolo had shocked the nation on Friday morning when she alleged Fatoyinbo raped her serially as a teenager while in Ilorin, capital of Kwara state.
This has generated lots of reactions from Nigerians on micro blogging site, twitter.
Via his verified twitter handle, Reno wrote:
“The average Black African is easily moved to hysteria by excitable emotions. This is why it is RIDICULOUSLY easy to manipulate Africans with the media Satan does his best work with such people, who can’t suppress emotion in preference to logic.
“Think. Don’t emote. A pastor comes to your house early in the morning. He does not know who will open when he knocks, or who is at home. He knocks and immediately you open he pushed you to a chair and raped you in your pyjamas. Do people think?
“Even the most USELESS movie director won’t accept such a plot in a B rated Hollywood/Nollywood/Bollywood movie. A movie has to have PLAUSIBILITY. I don’t like pastor Fatoyinbo, but I won’t suspend my intellect because of my dislike of the fellow.
“After he allegedly raped her, she kept quiet for enough time for him to go to his car and get a soda drink for her? It does not ADD UP. My dislike for Biofun Fatoyinbo won’t make me become a SLANDERER by default. This story rings very FALSE.”
“I am an advocate of morality. For years, I publicly preach against premarital and extramarital sex. I pastored a congregation in Abuja for years. I will NEVER, EVER, support RAPE. But Satan is going about like a roaring lion seeking whom to consume!
“Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is SLEEK. Too sleek for my liking. What type of sleek man will rape an underaged girl in HER PARENTS HOUSE? While HER SIBLINGS are AT HOME. And then leave her to go get a drink from his car. Is this mass HYPNOSIS?
“Do we Black African of the Nigerian variety think at all? Do we only exist in the soulish realm? I have a Masters in Law from England. The story CANNOT stand up in court. The story CANNOT stand up in the light of cross-examination.
“I give you my word that if you gave satan 10 minutes to manipulate the minds of Nigerians, he will get a sizeable number of Nigerians to believe that Jesus is evil and the Satan is good. We are too gullible, excitable and emotional. #ForTheBodyOfChristNotForFatoyinbo.”
Also, beautiful nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade who reacted to the story via her verified twitter handle appreciated Busola for her courage in speaking up, demanding justice for her and other victimised women.
She wrote: “Just off my coaching at @realtimefest and have seen the interview of #Rape by #BusolaDakolo against the #Coza pastor. First, As a Mother, Wife,Career Woman and Activist I know what it’s taken for this Lady to BRAVELY speak up. I join Many other Nigerians to Demand justice …
Just off my coaching at @realtimefest and have seen the interview of #Rape by #BusolaDakolo against the #Coza pastor. First, As a Mother, Wife,Career Woman and Activist I know what it's taken for this Lady to BRAVELY speak up. I join Many other Nigerians to Demand justice … pic.twitter.com/7PDlYyTO3o
— Omotola .j. Ekeinde , MFR (@Realomosexy) June 28, 2019
See other twitter reactions by Nigerians below:
This whole #COZA #BusolaDakolo saga is one of the reasons why victims of abuse never speak up. To think some people can talk down a woman who summoned the courage to speak up says alot about the kind of society we leave in. Shame!!
— Amina Yahaya (@queen_of_dnorth) June 28, 2019
RAPE victims remember everything.
It's a scar. It never leaves no matter how long.#COZA
— mr.gerry (@geraldbunde1) June 28, 2019
Busola granted an interview to say she was raped without evidence social media people believed her.
Biodun fatoyinbo granted a press release without a proof also, Nigerians are finding hard to believe him.
Nigerians will always judge by sentiment. #COZA
— QUDUS (@QdPaper) June 28, 2019
He raped her in her own house. With her family members around. And she was a virgin. She was in pain. Grunting.
A virgin being raped in her own house will leave us with two types of important clues.
1. The blood of disvirgin
2. The others at home who heard#COZA
— ✋ATEWOLARA✋ (@Uncanny_1) June 28, 2019
#COZA is a name of an organization.
Biodun Fatoyinbo is a separate entity from COZA.
Why is he hiding under an organization in responding to an allegation levelled against his person.
Does #COZA have a dual identity?
— FOLARIN OPEYEMI JOSEPH FOJ (@opeyemifolarin1) June 28, 2019
It's always difficult to go against a popular opinion.
It's also very difficult to admit that a woman would make such a weighty allegation against such an high profile #COZA Pastor.
It's greatly difficult not to believe Busola Dakolo because rape rape rape is synonymous to COZA
— Tosin Olugbenga (@OlutosinGbenga) June 28, 2019