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CAN disowns members who visited COZA

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has disowned members who visited the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) in Abuja in solidarity with Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, who has been accused of rape.

The pastors were led by the North Central Chairman of CAN, Revd. Israel Akanji. They promised Fatoyinbo, who was accused of rape by Busola Dakolo, that the Christian body would stand by him during their visit to the headquarters of the Church in Abuja.

However, in a release on Tuesday, signed by its National Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Evangelist Kwamkur Samuel Vondip, CAN said those who visited the church did it on their own and that it was not in support of such visit.

CAN reiterated its earlier position on the matter and said that it was still investigating and that the findings of the investigation were expected to be out in about two weeks.

CAN noted:

“Those who did so did it on their own. We stand by our earlier release on this issue that while we would never support any act of immorality from whatever quarter.

“We can tell you PFN has constituted a panel investigating the matter, and in less than two weeks, the outcome of the investigation will come out.

“We urge all Christian brothers and sisters to know that this is the position of CAN. We would not spare anyone found wanting from facing appropriate disciplinary actions.”