The Police have confirmed that it served official Invitation letters on Busola and Timi Dakolo on Saturday.
In a statement on Sunday, the police, however, stated that the letters are not synonymous with a Warrant of Arrest, and must not be construed to be one.
It explained that “rather, it is a polite investigative tool used in eliciting information voluntarily from parties to aid police investigations,” it said after the singer had alleged that “strange men with guns” stormed his home on Saturday – a move he described as an act of “institutionalized intimidation”.
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Our lawyers had told us to get ready for this letter. We have long been ready for this type of institutionalized intimidation and dirtiness. Investigating officials have 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 filed since June has not been answered and NO INVITATION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE ACCUSED IN A RAPE CASE????! NOT ONE MOVEMENT TOWARDS JUSTICE??? Rubbishing the legal and criminal system ? And sending a bus load of questionable armed “policemen” and shady men lying in wait to intimidate my wife and children today, forcing their way into my home? Is that how the REAL police delivers a letter ? This is best you can do? This is why all the hurting women and families havent come out with HORRIBLE THINGS DONE TO THEM???!! You picked the wrong one and you picked the wrong time. Nigerians are more awake than you think . I will fight for my wife and my children -it’s 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!
The Police, however, urged members of the public to see it as a legitimate act in line with its constitutional mandate, which among other things include the investigation of all complaints brought before it.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP MA Adamu, also appealed for calm, 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.