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celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo, says she was forced by Nigeria police force at gun-point to sign a document countering her rape allegations against Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) church.
Busola, wife of Timi Dakolo, Nigerian singer, had alleged that the COZA pastor had s3xual relations with her when she was 16 going on 17 years old in Ilorin.
In an interview with UK Guardian , Busola narrated how she was forced into a van by some armed men who coaxed her to speak with their superior officer in local Pidgin language.
She was also narrated how she was handed a document containing allegations of “criminal conspiracy, falsehood, mischief and threat to life” to sign, TheCable reports.
According to her, the contents of the letter were not levelled against Fatoyinbo but against she and her husband.
“One was holding a gun and the second, a letter. They told me they were from IG’s (inspector general of police) office in Abuja and that I needed to sign this letter and acknowledge it,” Dakolo said.
The incident, according to Busola, happened after a tinted mini bus followed her while she was driving into her home in Lagos.
On July 23, Dakolo and her husband were invited by the special tactical squad of the inspector general of police (IGP) for questioning over allegations of “falsehood and criminal conspiracy,” albeit, without extending the gesture to Fatoyinbo.
“Our culture doesn’t allow speaking of these sorts of things against anointed men of God. They’d rather hide it, and the party that is being victimized tends to live with that self-blame,” she said.
“The damage on the survivor is extremely terrible but the society, the church, keeps sweeping things under the carpet.”
Meanwhile, Fatoyinbo returned to the pulpit on August 4 — a month after stepping aside for the issue to be investigated.SOURCE: Scannews24.com