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Busola Dakolo shares update on rape case against COZA pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo


Busola Dakolo, wife of Timi Dakola has  given an update of the rape case she filed against pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo one year ago.

Busola took to her Instagram page on Thursday to announced that the case filed against the Abuja flamboyant pastor has been handed over to the Ministry of Justice for onward prosecution.

According to her, despite all the manipulations and foul play that was put in place to stop the ministry from beginning prosecution, those involved could not succeed.

"It is now officially one year after since I came out and told the most important story of my life up until this point. That when I was a teenager, Biodun Fatoyinbo violently raped me. It wasn’t just me. In the media, on social platforms and in private, women have been sharing stories of how this man either destroyed their lives or tried to," she wrote.


"A lot has happened in that time: and my heart is glad that consciousness continues to be raised about the great evil that sexual abuse is, and how widespread it is, and how much women are at risk, and why we need to ensure justice for those who find the strength to speak out."

"Awareness is victory. But we are pushing to another even great victory: Justice. When the courts last year decided to rule in favour of the man who assaulted me, people were crestfallen. I understood."

"What they didn’t know however is that before we even began, we had been prepared for a long haul battle that may take years because the Nigerian legal system isn’t wired to help sexual abuse victims get justice."

"Today, I have a major update. The police have concluded its investigation. And handed over its report to the Ministry of Justice in Abuja for onward prosecution of Biodun Fatoyinbo. He clearly has a case to answer."

"But there has been silence from the ministry. Silence. A loud silence! We have written a letter but for over a month we have no response. 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."

"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 the 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."

"I am updating the Nigerian public because you all made my story matter. You joined me to say enough is enough. With you, this has been an easier process. #wearetired #notinmychurch #justice."


Recalled that in June 2019, Busola Dakolo had during an explosive interview accused Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of raping her twice when she was a teenager.

She gave a detailed account of how she met the pastor while she was in secondary school and started worshiping at his then club turned church after a lot of persuasions from her sisters.

The pastor has since denied the allegations, even filing a counter suit demanding damages for the accusations.


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