“After the message, Pastor Bioudun Fatoyinbo preached, he came to meet me after the service, then it wasn’t COZA, it was called Divine Delight Club and he wasn’t married yet but he was engaged to his present wife. He came to meet me and said I was such a bold lady that he had never seen someone like this, that I needed to keep the fire then he said, can you do something in the next meeting before you go to school? He asked me when I’ll be going back to school…then I told him I can sing and he said that’s great. He then said he plays the keyboard that he would help me rehearse. So, I told my sisters.”
“My sister then took me to his house, he was living with his father and his wife was always there. She left me there because he was already seated by the keyboard. As at then, I didn’t have a phone, even my house, we didn’t have any landline. So he asked me what kind of song I wanted to sing, I did and we rehearsed and I went back home. So the next meeting I did the song and I was singing someone came out to give his life to Christ…after the service he gave me books to read, but it wasn’t at the spot,” she said.
Revealing how she was raped for the first time by the pastor, she said the pastor became a regular caller at their house and was always engaging her in ways her sisters weren’t doing.
“One particular day, Pastor Biodun came to meet me and he said, you don’t like to talk and he was like how are you and I was like I’m fine. He started coming to my house and my family was very involved in the COZA,” she wrote.
She said when he visited for the first time, he asked her to join her on an errand. Her mother was not comfortable with the idea of she going with him but because she pushed she had to allow her to go with him. She said they drove in his white Mercedes Benz and Fatoyinbo was charming and gain her trust using the absence of her father.
She said that the raped occurred one morning when Fatoyinbo showed up at her house unannounced. It was a Monday morning early enough that Busola Dakolo was still in her nightgown. Her mother had traveled with her sisters and were absent at service the previous Sunday. He didn’t say a word, forcing her onto a chair, speaking only to command her to do as he said. It took Busola a while to come to terms with what was about to happen, and it was why she didn’t struggle or make a fuss when he pulled down her underwear and raped her. She remembers he didn’t say anything after, left to his car, returned with a bottle of Krest and forced her to drink it, probably as some crude contraceptive.
She remembers him saying;“You should be happy that a man of God did this to you.” At this time, his wife had just given birth to their first child, Oluwashindara.
Recalling how she was raped the second time, Busola said she couldn’t tell her sisters because she was terrified over his violence and was in silence for a week. In order to avoid suspicion she had to follow her sisters to church the next Sunday.
She recounted that she was invited by his wife, Modele, who just gave birth to come and help her with the new baby. And when Fatoyinbo offered to take her home she turned it down but he insisted.
She said Fatoyinbo drove her to a secluded place, he opened the car, pulled her out of the passenger seat and raped her a second time in the space of a week. First behind the car, then moving her to the bonnet for ease of access.
Mrs Dakolo said she spoke up because her husband, Timi had put up a social media post on Instagram, accusing the pastor of condning rape and sexual assault.
Prior to the interview, Timi had called out the pastor over his alleged sexual relationship with female church members, even as he encouraged other victims who have gone through the experience to speak up.