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OPINION: Accuser of the brethren -COZA

Permit me to begin by saying that my heart goes out to Mr. Timi Dakolo, a very pleasant and respectful young man, whom I first met at President Goodluck Jonathan’s home two years ago.
We interacted again two weeks ago when we spoke briefly on the phone after the news about the horrendous travails that his beautiful wife, Busola, was allegedly subjected to by Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, 19 years earlier, first broke.
I commend his enormous courage and for standing by his wife at this difficult time.
Last week, Pastor Enoch Adeboye of The Redeemed Christian Church of God said the following:
“Once a woman accuses you of something, no matter how irrational it is, nobody will listen to you”.
Pastor Adeboye may well be right but the question is whether this is a satisfactory state of affairs and whether it is just, fair and proper. Should this be the case in any civilised society? Should it be the case in the Church?
Does this “lynch-mob mentality” not demean and destroy the very fabric of our society and the very foundations of our existence?
Does it not undermine the utility, credibility and power of the Church? Should we not outright condemn it and seek to change it rather than espouse and accept it as a given?
Must a man, or indeed a pastor, live in perpetual fear of the damning and implicative words of an “accuser of the brethren” and grave allegations that may well have no basis in rationality or truth?



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