Controversial blogger , Kemi Olunloyo has alleged that the failure of Timi Dakolo to honour an invitation by the Lagos State Police Command was the reason he is being summoned to Abuja.
The police on Saturday invited Timi Dakolo and his wife Busola to appear on Tuesday in Abuja over alleged falsehood and threat to life.
Olunloyo, on her Instagram page said: “Timi Dakolo did not honour the invitation from the POLICE in Lagos so now he must now sign a document to appear at the IGP’s office to recant his wife’s confession against Biodun Fatoyinbo.
“Busola Dakolo was never raped nor had any form of consensual sex with the pastor. The case is a totally fabricated case of blackmail, extortion and lies powered by Timi and Chude as I told @tvcconnect. Now they are complaining that the police is “harassing” them.
“Several newspapers are calling me now and I declined any interviews whatsoever. When one single journalist is spending time and money to investigate something they ran away from, don’t start interviewing the journalist who did the hard work.”
However, the police in their statement never made any mention that the Dakolos snubbed any prior invitation by the Lagos Police Command.
The Nigeria Police Force said that its invitation to the Dakolos was based on an on-going investigation involving Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, Busola Dakolo and others.
Force Public relations officer, DCP Frank Mba in a statement Saturday night confirmed that it was police operatives that served official invitation letters on Busola and Timi Dakolo.
But he promptly deflated the apprehensions about the invitations:
“It is important however to note that a Police Invitation Letter is not synonymous with a Warrant of Arrest, and must not be construed to be one. Rather, it is a polite investigative tool used in eliciting information voluntarily from parties to aid police investigations.
“Members of the public should see it as a legitimate act in line with the constitutional mandate of the police, which among other things include the investigation of all complaints brought before it.
“The Inspector General of Police, IGP MA Adamu NPM, mni has appealed for calm, and is reassuring Nigerians that the Police Force under his watch will remain professional, impartial and unreservedly committed to the pursuit of justice in this case and all other cases before it.”