Ministry of Justice Trying to Sabotage My Rape Case Against Fatoyinbo — Busola Dakolo Reveals All
Celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo has lamented the attempts to silence her rape case against the senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo.
According to her, via her Instagram account, said the Ministry of Justice has been silent since the case was referred to them for prosecution by the police.
“We have written a letter but for over a month we have no response,” she said.
“Instead, my lawyers and my family have heard about all manner of manipulation and foul play being attempted to stop the ministry from beginning prosecution immediately. Or even to get the police report manipulated.”
In June 2019, Busola, 35, accused Fatoyinbo of raping her twice before she turned 18.
The allegation went viral on social media, with some saying it had triggered Nigeria’s #MeToo moment.
It also forced the pastor to go on “leave of absence from the pulpit” for weeks because it was the “right thing to do”. He, however, denied any wrongdoing.
The accusation led to the police and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) opening investigations.
Fatoyinbo, however, refused to appear before a panel set up by the latter, a PFN official said in August last year.
Bukola who is married to Nigerian musician Timi Dakolo has however, thanked Nigerians for their solidarity and promised to keep pushing until justice is served.
“My name is Busola Dakolo, a survivor of one of the most horrific acts — rape. My voice will not be shut down. My case will not be silenced. I am thankful to those in and out of the police, the ministry, and corridors of power who have called in solidarity and to reassure me that they are monitoring the ministry of justice and that this pressure to bury the case will not succeed.”