Punch columnist released after COZA arrest saga, says she wasn’t arrested

A columnist with The Punch, Abimbola Adelakun, was on Sunday taken to a secluded place to be questioned by security men at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, in Abuja.

After the church’s senior pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, was accused of rape by Busola, wife of singer Timi Dakolo many people seemed to have taken interest in doing some research or further investigation. The situation has led to more security alertness in the Church. They are now more careful about those coming into the church, sniffing out those coming to seek information through members or other means.

Adelakun, who said she was at the church on Sunday 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.”

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

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

On her Twitter handle, @Adunnibaby, the columnist wrote, “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.”