Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the rape allegation against Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder of the Common Wealth of Zion Assembly, is false.
In an interview with Chude Jideonwo of YNaija, Busola Dakolo, a celebrity photographer and wife of Timi Dakolo, had shared explosive details of how the flamboyant pastor raped her as a teenager in her home in Ilorin.
She recounted the incident happened when she was 17 and out of secondary school.
The rape story rapidly gained negative traction across social media platforms and also topped on the menu of Twitter trends.
Omokri, who seems not to buy into the story, took to his Twitter account to explain why he thinks “the rape story is false”.
In a flurry of tweets, the ex-aide stated that although he never liked Fatoyinbo for personal reasons but the preacher was too “sleek” and wont stoop so low to “rape an underage girl” in her parents’ house.
“I have NEVER liked Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA for reasons that I will not say publicly. However, I am mature enough to divorce my emotions and be led by logic. And I counsel those now condemning him to do the same,” he wrote.
“Think. Don’t emote. A pastor comes to your house early in the morning. He does not know who will open when he knocks, or who is at home. He knocks and immediately you open he pushed you to a chair and raped you in your pyjamas. Do people think?
“Even the most USELESS movie director won’t accept such a plot in a B rated Hollywood/Nollywood/Bollywood movie. A movie has to have PLAUSIBILITY. I don’t like pastor Fatoyinbo, but I won’t suspend my intellect because of my dislike of the fellow.
“After he allegedly raped her, she kept quiet for enough time for him to go to his car and get a soda drink for her? It does not ADD UP. My dislike for Biofun Fatoyinbo won’t make me become a SLANDERER by default. This story rings very FALSE.
“I am an advocate of morality. For years, I publicly preach against premarital and extramarital sex. I pastored a congregation in Abuja for years. I will NEVER, EVER, support RAPE. But Satan is going about like a roaring lion seeking whom to consume!
“Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is SLEEK. Too sleek for my liking. What type of sleek man will rape an underaged girl in HER PARENTS HOUSE? While HER SIBLINGS are AT HOME. And then leave her to go get a drink from his car. Is this mass HYPNOSIS?
“Do we Black African of the Nigerian variety think at all? Do we only exist in the soulish realm? I have a Masters in Law from England. The story CANNOT stand up in court. The story CANNOT stand up in the light of cross-examination.
“I give you my word that if you gave satan 10 minutes to manipulate the minds of Nigerians, he will get a sizeable number of Nigerians to believe that Jesus is evil and the Satan is good. We are too gullible, excitable and emotional. #ForTheBodyOfChristNotForFatoyinbo.”