Dakolo Demands Apology From Pastor Fatoyinbo – Court Papers Reveal

 

Busola Dakolo has demanded that the founder and Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, apologise for allegedly defiling her. 

Mrs Dakolo in a writ filed on her behalf by her lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi and Co of Law corridor, demanded that Pastor Fatoyinbo pen a clearly worded apology on the front page of at least two national newspapers and two national television stations for seven days running consecutively.

She also demanded that Mr Fatoyinbo address a ‘personal apology letter’ showing honest remorse for his misdeed.

In the suit obtained Exclusively by Channels Television, Mrs Dakolo told a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja that the defilement by Pastor Fatoyinbo has adversely affected her marital sex life.

Mrs Dakolo also demanded that a cost of action estimated at the sum of N10,000,000 (ten million naira) be paid.

In her suit, Mrs Dakolo reiterated that Pastor Fatoyinbo “forcefully pushed her unto a couch close to the front door of her house, pinned her to the couch, undressed her, caressed her body, fondled her breasts, exposed his genitals to her glare, forcing a bottle of soda (Krest) down her throat thereby making her breathing difficult.”

She further claimed that all the while he was covering her mouth to muffle her screams and threatened her life on the 23rd of September, 2002.

According to her, these actions “both jointly and/or severally are outrageous and reckless and have caused her emotional distress” amounting to intentional infliction of emotional distress on her.

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Mrs Dakolo also stated that on another occasion, Pastor Fatoyinbo also drove her to a secluded area, forcefully pulled her out of the car, undressed her, spanked her buttocks, threatened her life, caressed her body, fondled her breasts and exposed his genitals to her glare, this she said took place on the 26th of September, 2002.

She described the sexual intercourse Fotoyinbo allegedly had with her on both days, jointly and/or severally are outrageous and reckless and amounts to intentional infliction of distress on her.

Mrs Dakolo also asked the court to declare that Fatoyinbo’s denial of his alleged acts contained jointly and/or severally through a press statement he released on June 28 2019, had caused her continuous emotional distress and amounted to intentional infliction of emotional distress on her.

According to the writ, Pastor Fatoyinbo is expected to cause an appearance to be entered for him in an action at the suit of Mrs Dakolo, within fourteen days of being served.

Busola Dakolo, wife of the musician, Timi Dakolo, had in June accused the founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo of defiling her.

In an interview that went viral all over social media, she said that while she was still a teenager, the cleric visited her parents’ home early one morning when no one was in the house and raped her.

Police Interrogate Pastor Fatoyinbo

The Founder and Senior Of Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is currently being interrogated by detectives from the Nigerian Police.

This is following allegations of rape leveled against him by Busola, a photographer and wife of popular singer, Timi Dakolo.

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Force Spokesman, Frank Mba confirmed to Channels Television that the clergyman is being grilled at the force criminal investigation department in Abuja.

Fatoyinbo is facing the interrogation, two months after Mrs Dakolo, accused the clergyman of raping her twice when she was a teenager.

The pastor dismissed Dakolo’s allegation as false and subsequently stepped down from the pulpit after calls for the case to be investigated mounted.

Embattled Pastor Fatoyinbo had last week given reasons for boycotting the panel set up by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) to investigate the matter.

He explained in a statement that he clearly told the leadership of the PFN, that he would not honor the invitation based on legal advice and that he would rather wait for the result of the police investigation into the matter.

His response came after the PFN declared the findings of its panel inconclusive due to pastor Fatoyinbo’s absence.

Why I Boycotted PFN’s Panel On Dakolo’s Alleged Rape – Fatoyinbo

Founder and Senior of Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo has explained why he boycotted Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) investigation into the rape allegations levelled him by wife of popular artiste, Busola Dakolo.

Fatoyinbo in a statement signed by his Executive Senior Assistant, Ademola Adetuberu said his decision was followed by legal advice not to appear before the panel.

He claimed that the PFN panel was already prejudiced and may not conduct an impartial session.

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“Our attention has been drawn to a press briefing made by the National Publicity Secretary of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Emma Isong, where he reportedly disclosed that the investigation into the rape allegations levelled against the Founder and Senior of Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, was declared inconclusive due to our Pastor’s failure to appear before the investigative panel set up by the Panel.

“We recall that when Pastor Fatoyinbo was invited by a phone call few days ago by Pastor Akinola Akinwale, who is the National Administrative Secretary of PFN, we explained that our Pastor would not honour the invitation due to legal advice hinged on the ongoing Police investigation.

“The legal advice was also premised on the Press Statement issued and personally signed by the PFN President, Bishop Felix Omobude, where our Pastor was publicly disowned. Based on the foregoing, we are convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the PFN was already prejudiced and may not conduct an impartial session.

“According to the report, Rev Omobude, whom we hold in high esteem, went further to crucify our Pastor without seeking to know his side of the story on the matter. With all due respect, we consider this a prejudicial position in dispensing justice and fairness.

“Even our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was given an opportunity for fair hearing by the Kangaroo Panel set up with the prime motive of condemning Him to death,” the statement read in part.

Adetuberu in the statement added that there was never any written invitation from the panel or the PFN leadership.

He said concluded that “once the Police investigation is over, our Pastor is ready to honour the invitation.”