The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) is not its member.
Kwamkur Vondip, national director, legal and public affairs of CAN, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.
COZA has been in the news since Busola, celebrity photographer and wife of singer Timi Dakolo, accused COZA founder, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, of rape.
Vondip expressed worry over the recurrent rape allegations levelled against pastors in various churches, saying such act is against the faith.
“CAN is deeply concerned about the ongoing rape allegation saga arising from a confessional statement by a former female member of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Mrs. Bisola Dakolo, against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the senior pastor of COZA.
“The association recognises that COZA, to the best of our knowledge, is not a member of any of the families that belong to CAN, as an association; it is equally sad that there have been recurrent allegations of rape and infidelity against some gospel ministers and other Christians as well.
“While efforts must be made to get to the root of the matter through thorough investigation, the association condemns totally, any act of infidelity either by a pastor or any member of the church of God.
“We urge all ministers of the gospel to shun all appearances of evil especially, unregulated closeness to persons in the church. Rape by every standard is sinful and an act of wickedness.”