The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says it does not regulate how pastors operate their churches in reaction to the latest allegations by the wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo, Busola, against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).
Africa News24 (AN24) reports that CAN President, Rev. Supo Ayokunle said this in a statement issued by Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Pastor Oladeji Adebayo.
The mother-of-three had alleged that the COZA Pastor had forcefully raped her when she was young.
Mrs. Dakolo narrated how Pastor Fatoyinbo allegedly forced his way onto her when she was just 18 years.
In a swift reaction, the COZA Pastor denied the allegation, though admitted Busola once attended the same church with her family.
The COZA founder consequently ordered his lawyers to institute both criminal and civil case against Busola.
Reacting to the allegation, Ayodele’s Special Assistant on Media and Communications, said CAN does not regulates how pastors operate.
Speaking on the matter in an interview with New Telegraph, Adebayo said the body neither regulates nor intervene in the running of churches.
He said: “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,” the statement added.