On Saturday, Timi Dakolo shared a photo on Instagram, of a white bus in front of his house saying the occupants were armed. Shortly after, human rights activist and convener of #EndSARS, Segun Awosanya (@segalink), in a series of tweets, said officers of the Rapid Response Squad were on their way to the singer’s house, adding that the bus is a government registered vehicle belonging to the IGP – Special Tactical Squad.
He later shared an update that everything’s is fine. Until Timi Dakolo released two letters from the Inspector General of Police’s office, addressed to him and his wife Busola Dakolo, inviting them for questioning over “a case of Criminal Conspiracy, Falsehood, Mischief, and Threat to life.”
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Our lawyers had told us to get ready for this letter. We have long been ready for this type of institutionalized intimidation and dirtiness. Investigating officials have frustrated as a result of underhand delay? Dirty bloggers are fabricating things that cover the truth , going to the IG's people under dark to force this case to be posted to Abuja? Now this: a false investigation in Abuja when our own petition filed since June has not been answered and NO INVITATION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE ACCUSED IN A RAPE CASE????! NOT ONE MOVEMENT TOWARDS JUSTICE??? Rubbishing the legal and criminal system ? And sending a bus load of questionable armed "policemen" and shady men lying in wait to intimidate my wife and children today, forcing their way into my home? Is that how the REAL police delivers a letter ? This is best you can do? This is why all the hurting women and families havent come out with HORRIBLE THINGS DONE TO THEM???!! You picked the wrong one and you picked the wrong time. Nigerians are more awake than you think . I will fight for my wife and my children -it's the promise I made with my life and one I intend to keep .I will defend them from the unrelenting attack of a weak man who thinks he can use money and power to cover for all of his crimes. Like I said ,we have since been ready . GIVE US THE FIRE, THEN WATCH ME WORK!
Lawyer and former chairman of the Nigerian Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu also pointed out that “falsehood, mischief” are nonexistent crimes in Nigeria.
— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) July 20, 2019
This is coming after Busola Dakolo, in an interview released last month, alleged that Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) allegedly raped her twice when she was 16. After that, another alleged survivor narrated that she was also raped by the same pastor.
Chude Jideonwo, who interviewed Busola, also revealed that his team sat down with 5 survivors who say they were raped by Fatoyinbo. Busola had also filed a petition against Fatoyinbo before the interview was published.
By: Dammy Eneli