There has been a twist in the tale of rape accusation by Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), as the police sent separate invitations to Busola and her husband, Timi on Saturday.
The invitations which were delivered in the couple’s home in Lagos came from police headquarters in Abuja.
They were signed by a deputy commissioner of police Kolo Yusuf, who asked the couple to report on Tuesday by 10 A.M to face questioning over a case of “criminal conspiracy, falsehood, mischief and threat to life”.
The letter to Busola Dakolo was wrongly addressed to “Bisola Dakolo”.
The police were silent on the rape complaint filed by Busola weeks ago.
The story has provided a staple of discussions with opinions divided as to why the celebrity photographer was exhuming the case now.
Pastor Fatoyinbo after protests against him by rights groups in his church in Abuja, stepped aside as the presiding pastor of COZA.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has warned the Inspector General of Police against intimidating Busola Dakolo and her husband, Timi, over the rape allegation against Pastor Fatoyinbo.
Reacting to the development on her Twitter account, Mrs Buhari called attention of the Inspector General of Police to a story from Sahara Reporters titled: Policemen storm Busola Dakolo’s residence.
She, however, left no doubt where she stands with the array of hashtags “ATTENTION: INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE #SayNoToRape #JusticeForRapeVictims #SayNoToIntimidation,” she tweeted.
Recall that a large section of Nigerians criticized Pastor Fatoyinbo over the rape allegation as the ‘man of God’ failed to make a comment about the accusation by the Dakolos.
The rape allegation followed that of a former member of the church, Ese Walters, who claimed that the COZA pastor had consensual sex with her when they met outside Nigeria.