COZA saga: Our lives in danger – Timi Dakolo

Timi-Dakolo and wife
Timi-Dakolo and wife

Singer, Timi Dakolo told a news conference on Sunday in Lagos that his life and that of his wife and children are in danger since the alleged rape scandal involving Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) came to the limelight.

Busola Dakolo had alleged that Fatoyinbo raped her 20 years ago when she was still 16 years in Ilorin, Kwara State, but Fatoyinbo had denied the allegations.

At a news conference held at the Regency Hotel, Lagos, Dakolo stated that things got worse when their residential address in Lagos was made public, thereby making them susceptible to attacks.

According to him, he had noted with increasing alarm, how his life and that of his wife and children had been put at risk by unscrupulous persons.

“We have been followed, our home has been watched, people have been standing in corners pointing fingers at our home – we have been unable to do any work; the children have had to be explained to several times why they cannot go outside and play,” he alleged.

He said that his wife, Busola was trailed home by the policemen who initially attempted to abduct her, saying that one of the officers told his wife “Oga is in the car and he wants to speak with her” which made him suspected that the armed policemen were at his home to deliver more than a letter.

According to Dakolo, his wife had filed a petition at the office of an ‘AGP’ in Alagbon, Ikoyi June 27, 2019, over the alleged rape incident.

“The AGP personally assigned the file and personally asked for an expedition of action to investigate the case. This was before the YNaija video was released. We had since been to the police station on several occasions on the invitation of the police to respond to various questions in the course of the investigation” he further mentioned.

“We were therefore shocked to have been invited to Abuja when no visible action was taken to interview Mr Fatoyinbo. As far as we know, Mr Fatoyinbo has not been questioned on the strength of my wife’s petition even after several invitations by the police,” he said.

He also disclosed that his petition and that of Fatoyinbo had been moved to Lagos, saying that “We have never threatened anyone on our lives. Rather, we are now the ones who feel threatened. That is why we have Falana & Falana Chambers representing us and they have reported this matter to the police.

“We receive the information from our lawyers, Falana & Falana Chambers, this morning that both our petition and the petition of Mr Biodun Fatoyinbo will be moved to Lagos. We acknowledge the effort of the Nigeria Police to ensure that our confidence in their impartiality, professionalism and good sense in this case is not shaken.”

Premium Times reports that present at the conference were Mrs Dokolo, actress Kate Henshaw, and the Executive Director of Enough is Enough Nigeria, Yemi Adamolekun.

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Sex abuse seems to have taken hold and become a way of life in many countries: in Nigeria, it is a national malady. While many countries expose it as it happens in very high places everywhere, Nigerians seem to want to cover it up to save the skin of the big wigs involved. If some Nigerian men are not raping anyone underage, they probably have two or more wives in the name of culture, tradition or religion. No wonder why our sense of direction is so messed up. Sexuality, it seems is far more important to us than progress as indicated by the story of the ifa priest in the story at https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2017/09/04/sleep-oonis-ex-queen-die-prematurely-ifa-priest/ who sincerely believes in his tradition. No one it seems wants to stand up and say enough is enough.

    The society which leaders are addicted to sex, should not be asking why its citizens are addicted to drugs or are committing suicide in large numbers. Ripples caused by stones cast into a river goes a long way and affects many things. This may be what is happening to the Dakolos. Is it possible that the accused is threatening to expose everyone else, if he was prosecuted? If the security officials will make their investigations public and transparent, the plaintiffs sure have nothing to fear if they speak to the police or they should be allowed to have their lawyer speak for them. Intimidation and isolation is a sure fire way to tell the public to shut up and get with the program.

    • See how crime has been covered! The accused are left alone while the accusers are being invited for questioning. Really? Are we in a country at all or somewhere else? Is our system so dead that a dangerous case of rape allegations has not seen the accused being investigated just because he has money? Total rubbish!

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