The lawyer and publisher, Chude Jideonwo who anchored the expose on the senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo’s purported ‘sexcapades’ has revealed that he has listened to the testimonies of 5 alleged female victims thus far.
Chude Jideonwo made the revelations yesterday morning while speaking on YourView, a TV programme which airs on TVC.
According to him, their accounts go in symphony with the story of rape narrated by Busola Dakolo who is the wife of the popular singer, Timi Dakolo. Busola accused Mr. Fatoyinbo of forcefully having sexual intercourse with her while she was a minor.
Mr. Jideonwo was reacting to claims by one self-acclaimed investigative journalist, Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo that Busola’s story is false and lacks substance.
“I have sat face to face with five survivors, we have only released two interviews; so when somebody says haven’t I done my due dilligence when I listened to five people who don’t know themselves, and they established the same pattern, the same case. They don’t even want to be published, they are saying ‘only tell my story if it would help. I’m not interested in getting traffic, views or… I’m not even the one that did other interviews, I only sat in,” he said while taking a flurry of questions from the anchors of the programme.
He also established that Busola Dakolo has filled an official case before the Nigeria Police Force with a more robust account of how the alleged rape incident took place about 16 years ago while she lived in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Fatoyinbo who had since denied the allegations against him isn’t new to such controversies surrounding his relationship with women. In the year 2013, a former church member named Ese Walter narrated how she slept with the sleek cleric a couple of times. He also denied the allegations without a credible explanation till date.
Watch the video clip from the TV station below : (Start from the 5th minute to follow the quote)