Tonto Dikeh was subjected to severe attacks by some of her Instagram followers for sharing three separate posts to celebrate the birthday of Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (Coza).
They insisted that the Nollywood actress who used to speak against the rape of young women should not have associated herself with a pastor that rape allegation is hanging on his neck.
Recall that the whole of 2019 was almost about Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and a female photographer Busola Dakolo, a wife of a popular Nigerian musician Timi Dakolo.
Busola accused the Pastor in 2019 of rapping her twice when she was a teenager. Most people did not believe the allegation based on the fact that the incident happened over 20 years ago. But she gathered a lot of support from many Nigerians, especially celebrities and human rights activists.
However, when the case was taken to the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the court threw it out, ruling that the case lacked merit and amounted to a waste of time.
So, on January first, 2019, when the pastor celebrated his birthday, Tonto Dikeh who has been in Dubai for over one month, shared pictures of the pastor to celebrate him.
In the caption of one of the pictures, she described the pastor as “A True custodian of The word of God. A man after God’s own heart”. She thanked him for making the word and the Kingdom of “God look so Admirable”.
See some of the posts here:
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Happy birthday PB. Happy birthday to My Pastor. A True custodian of The word of God.. A Man after Gods own heart. A leader, An Archer.. I Celebrate you today and Always.. We love you PB BUT WE KNOW GOD LOVES YOU MORE… May God always Shower you with his Grace, Blessings, Protection and Wealth 🎂🎂🎂🎂💐💐💐💐💐💐💐 @biodunfatoyinbo
Most of her Instagram followers were bittered by the way she celebrated the pastor. They argued that Tonto Dikeh is a female celebrity who many young girls are looking up to, hence, she shouldn’t have celebrated an alleged rapist in that manner.
Others alleged that Tonto Dikeh had to praise the pastor that much because he is probably the one funding her continuous stay in Dubai.