The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says it is already seeking ways to address the rape allegations raised by celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo, against the Senior Pastor, Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Busola, in a video released few weeks ago, accused Pastor Fatoyinbo of raping her some years ago when she was under 18.
CAN’s acting General-Secretary, Joseph Daramola, in a statement released in Abuja, on Sunday, appealed to both parties to sheath their swords and stop the media war in the interest of the church and for the greater glory of God.
He said: “It is disheartening how some commentators and columnists have been insulting the Body of Christ in Nigeria as a result of this incident.
“Like we have earlier stated, it doesn’t matter who is involved, rape is ungodly and reprehensible. But we have resisted the temptation to jump into conclusion since a body like ours will be expected to have uncovered the truth about the matter before making public statements and not base its position merely upon media reports.”
He added that, although, COZA had not been an active member of CAN, but that does not put the church outside the spiritual watch-care of CAN.
“CAN is the umbrella body for Christians and churches in Nigeria. Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church, does not turn back anyone that comes to Him and CAN also does not. The Ministry of the Church, according to Jesus Christ, is the Ministry of Reconciliation, which is centred on true love and forgiveness of those who repent,” Daramola added.
Police Arrest 21-Year-Old Man For Allegedly Sodomizing Underaged Boys In Anambra
A 21-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Anambra state for allegedly sodomizing underage boys in the state.
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The suspect identified as Obimeze Maduabuchi Augustine, of Ofianta village, Nsugbe, in Anambra East Local Government Area of the state, was arrested for allegedly having carnal knowledge with two boys, aged five and seven respectively, on different occasions.
This was made known in a statement from the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Haruna Mohammed.
The spokesperson said Obimese was arrested by the police detectives attached to B’ Division, Awka, following a tip-off. According to a statement, the suspect voluntarily confessed to committing the crime and blamed his acts on peer group influences.
“The scene of the crime was visited by the police detectives and the two victims, all boys, were taken to the hospital for medical examination.” Haruna said
Haruna said the state commissioner of police, CP John B. Abang, has ordered the transfer of the case to the state criminal investigation department (CID) for discreet investigations after which the suspect would be charged to court.
Police Rescue Baby Girl Dumped In The Bush In Anambra
Men of the Anambra state police command have rescued a baby girl that was abandoned in a bush in Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed this to newsmen, said the police division in the locality received a report from members of the vigilante that a baby looking very sickly but still alive was found in the bush. The detectives immediately visited the scene and rescued the baby.
“Commander, Nnokwa Vigilante group in Umueshi Village, Nnokwa, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State reported at Nnobi Police Station that a baby girl was abandoned by an unknown person inside Nnokwa bush.
Following the report, police operatives visited the scene, rescued the baby alive but very sickly and rushed her to Chukwu Nonso Hospital for medical attention.
The baby is gradually responding to treatment and will be handed over to Social Welfare for proper care while effort is ongoing to trace the parents in order to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident
Anyone with useful information about the child should report at Nnobi Divisional Police Station or contact PPRO Anambra State Police Command on GSM no 08060970639.” the statement read
Woman Pretending To Be Blind Is Exposed And Apprehended In Ebonyi
A woman pretending to be blind for financial gains was apprehended in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The woman was reportedly arrested by SA to Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Mineral Resources & Environmental Management.
The woman, who is from Imo State, stands by the Union Bank Junction in Abakaliki to beg for alms.
She allegedly applies Rob ointment to her eyes and this makes her tear up, she then keeps the eye shut while one of her children leads her by the hand. When the effect of the balm wears off, she allegedly reapplies it.
When the woman was caught, her eyes were forced open and nothing appeared to be wrong with them.
The Governor’s Aide, according to reports, took the woman to the old government house after uncovering her deceit.
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