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Rape allegation: Police invite Timi and Busola Dakolo for questioning

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The police have invited the award-winning Nigerian Artist Timi Dakolo and his wife Busola Dakolo for questioning over the allegation on Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.

In the letter sent to the couple dated July 18 from the Special tactical squad of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), the police are investigating a case of criminal conspiracy, mischief and threat to life.

The Celebrity Photographer had alleged that she was raped when she was 16 by Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) when she used to attend the church in Ilorin.

Fatoyin denied the allegation but later stepped aside after social media outcry for the issue to be investigated by the police until they got a letter of invitation directing the couple to report on July 23 for an interview.

The Letter Reads:

“This office is investigating a case of Criminal Conspiracy, Falshood, Mischief and Threat to life that your name was mentioned”.

” You are kindly requested to interview the undersigned officer on 23/07/2019 by 1000hrs for fact-findings, through DSP Ibrahim Agu with telephone 08037864191″.

Dakolo has raised alarm on Saturday evening about men carrying guns arriving at his residence who were allegedly from the IGP’S special tactical force in a vehicle with number plate BR932KSF.

Dakolo also shared a picture of the letter on his Instagram Page, he alleged that the officers had forced their way into his house to harass his family.

He also said a petition submitted by his family in June has not been responded to by the police and now this, he described the act as an act of “Institutionalised Intimidation”.

Read his statement below:

Our lawyer had told us to get ready for this letter. We have long been ready for this type of institutionalised intimidation and dirtiness. Investigating officials are frustrated as a result of underhand delay? Dirty bloggers are fabricating things that cover the truth, going to the IG’s people under dark to force this case to be posted to Abuja? Now this: a false investigation in Abuja when our own petition field since June has not been answered and NO INVITATION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE ACCUSED IN RAPE CASE??! NOT ONE MOMENT TOWARDS JUSTICE??? Rubbishing the legal and criminal system? And sending a busload of questionable armed “Policemen” and shady men lying in wait to intimidate my wife and children today, forcing their way into my home. Is this the best you can do? This is why all the hurting women and families haven’t come out with HORRIBLE THINGS DONE TO THEM?? You picked the wrong one and you picked the wrong time. Nigerians are more than you think. I will fight for my wife and my children – Its the promise I made with my life and one I intend to keep. I will defend them from the unrelenting attack of a weak man who thinks he can use money and power to cover for all of his crimes. Like I said, we have since been ready. GIVE US THE FIRE, THEN WATCH ME WORK!

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