Timi Dakolo’s wife, Bukola reveals that there are “pressures to bury” her rape case against Senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (Coza) Biodun Fatoyinbo.
She said people in the “ministry” (body of Christ) and societal bigwigs have called to reassure her that they are monitoring the ministry of justice and that this pressure to bury the case will not succeed.
Busola & three children
She said her lawyers and my family have heard about all manner of manipulation and foul play being attempted to stop the ministry (of Justice) from beginning prosecution immediately.
This was disclosed in her statement where hinted the police have concluded its investigations and submitted report to the Ministry of Justice.
In June 2019, Busola accused Pastor Fatoyinbo of raping her twice, before she turned 18.
The allegations was the ‘news of the season’ and kind of triggered Nigeria’s #MeToo moment.
When the allegations heated up, the charismatic pastor of COZA took “leave of absence from the pulpit”.
He initially said it (the leave) was the right thing to do but later denied any wrongdoing.
In 2019, she sued the founder of COZA for intentionally inflicting and causing her continuous emotional distress. This was before the police investigations began proper.
Pastor Fatoyinbo also filed a counter-claim on the premise that the accusations from Busola should be dismissed because it was frivolous and statute-barred. His stance was that the suit was grossly incompetent.
Timi and Bukola
In the November judgement of Justice Othman Musa, he awarded the cost of N1m personally as a fine against her lawyer Pelumi Olajengbesi on the premise that the lawsuit bought by Busola amounted to “an injustice and an abuse of judicial process.”
The judge wrote that “What is left in the suit is sentiment and the case is soaked in emotions and ferried into the court by the claimant (Dakolo) riding on the thick clouds of burgeoning sentiments.”
Busola’s recent words on the matter may be as a result of the viral #MeTooMoments on the heels of the rape of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa at a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Benin, Edo State.
Read also: Nigerian University Student Raped & Murdered in a Redeemed Church in Benin