I was forced at gunpoint to sign letter countering rape case
Busola Dakolo has said she was forced at gunpoint to sign a document countering her rape allegations against Biodun Fatoyinbo, Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA.
She had alleged that the pastor had sexual relations with her when she was 16 years in Illorin. In an interview with UK Guardian, she narrated how she was forced into a van by some armed men, who mandated her to speak with their superior officer in pidgin language.
She also recounted how she was handed a document containing allegations of “criminal conspiracy, falsehood, mischief and threat to life” to sign. According to her, the content of the letter were not against Fatoyinbo, but against her and her husband, Timi Dakolo.
In a statement, she said, “One was holding a gun and the second, a letter. They told me they were from IG’s office in Abuja, and that I needed to sign the letter and acknowledge it. Our culture does not allow speaking of these sorts of things against anointed men of God. They would rather hide it, and the party that is being victimized tends to live with that self blame.
The damage on the survivor is extremely terrible, but the society, the church, keeps sweeping things under the carpet”.
The incident, Busola Dakolo said, occurred after a tinted mini-bus followed her while she was driving into her home in Lagos.
On July 23, Busola Dakolo and her husband were invited by the Special Tactical Squad of the IGP for questioning over allegations of “falsehood and criminal conspiracy”.