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COZA Scandal: Court Declares Fatoyinbo free, fines Busola Dakolo N1m

COZA Scandal: Court Declares Fatoyinbo free, fines Busola Dakolo N1m

Doris Ukaonu

A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday (November 14) dismissed a suit filed by Busola Dakolo, the wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo, against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly. In addition, Busola was also fined N1m  by the court, for wasting its time.

Recall that Busola had In September, filed a suit against Fatoyinbo, accusing him of rape. She also mentioned that his actions had posed a strain on her marital sex life. She further demanded a letter of apology from him.

Responding to the suit, Fatoyinbo’s lawyer, Alex Iziyon (SAN), maintained that it cannot be granted on grounds that it lacked that depth.

However, in the latest ruling, Presiding Judge of the court, Justice Oatman Musa, ruled out Busola’s suit on grounds that it is biased and concocted to exploit the judicial process. 

Musa also noted that rather than seeking justice, the suit was laced with contempt.

Part of Busola’s September suit which was filed on her behalf by her lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi and Co of Law corridor, read that: 

“The claimant avers that she was immediately terrified and in shock while the defendant pinned her down on the couch following which he caressed her body, fondled her breasts, pulled her pants, quickly half-pulled his trousers and ordered her to allow him to have his way with her.

 “The claimant avers that the defendant in the process used his hand to cover her mouth, thereby muffling her screams. The claimant avers that the defendant made efforts to penetrate her vagina, whilst she struggled to fight him off; however, the defendant overpowered her and penetrated her vagina and had sexual intercourse with her.

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 “The claimant avers that while she was in shock of the incident which had rendered her befuddled and mortified, the defendant rushed out of the living room area of her family home and briefly returned with a bottle of soda (Krest) which he forced down her throat thereby making her breathing difficult.”

It should be recalled that on Friday the 28th of June an emotional gripping tell-all interview by Chude Jideonwo with Busola broke the internet. In the video, she narrated how she lost her virginity to Fatoyinbo via rape in 1999 and that the incident since then had exposed her to ridicule and trauma.

Pst. Fatoyinbo, in response to the allegation, released a statement on his Instagram page, debunking every bit of it. He said, “I have never in my life raped anybody, even as an unbeliever, and I am absolutely innocent of this”

 

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