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Punch columnist released after being ‘detained’ in COZA Abuja branch


Abimbola Adelakun

Abimbola Adelakun, a columnist with The PUNCH, has been released after she was pulled out of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, on Sunday in Abuja by the church’s security men.

Adelakun, who said she was at the church in furtherance of her research on Pentecostal churches, said she was pulled out of the church by the church’s security men, who recognised her and made her to stay in “one place where they were keeping everybody that they suspected.”

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Recall that the church’s senior pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, was recently accused of rape by Busola, wife of singer Timi Dakolo.

The columnist said her demand to be allowed to leave was refused by the security men.

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She said the matter has been taken to a Police station in Abuja.

Afterwards, the columnist wrote on her Twitter handle, @Adunnibaby, “I’m aware of the info abt my arrest at COZA today. I wasn’t arrested. Earlier, I sent out an image bcos I was concerned when pulled aside by the protocol dept for questioning.

“Thanks to everyone who has been concerned about me. I am sorry for all the misinformation out there.”