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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Court Strikes Out Busola Dakolo’s Rape Suit Against Fatoyinbo, Fines Her N1M

A Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Bwari has brushed off a fit filed through photographer, Busola Dakolo, in opposition to the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.


The courtroom also ordered Busola to pay N1m for losing the court docket’s time.

In a healthy, filed by using Busola, spouse of Musician, Timi Dakolo, in September, she had accused Fatoyinbo of rape, adding that the alleged motion of the pastor, as well as his denial in a statement adversely, affected her marital sex existence.

She, therefore, demanded “a non-public letter of apology” from the cleric to expose sincere regret for his misdeeds.

Fatoyinbo’s legal professional, Alex Iziyon (SAN), but, argued that the prayer couldn't be granted, describing it as a frivolous match.

In his ruling, Justice Oathman Musa held that the matter quantities to injustice and an abuse of judicial process adding that the case is empty and merely sentimental. Justice Musa stated that the case became aimed more at cruelty than obtaining justice.

The court docket additionally provided expenses of N1m against Busola Dakolo and held that the excellent have to have been 10 times greater due to the fact the courtroom’s time was wasted.

In her suit, which was filed on her behalf with the aid of her attorney, Pelumi Olajengbesi and Co of Law hall, Mrs Dakolo requested the court to declare that Fatoyinbo’s denial of his alleged acts contained jointly and/or severally thru a press declaration he launched on June 28, 2019, had triggered her continuous emotional distress and amounted to intentional infliction of emotional misery on her.

Olajengbesi stated, “The claimant avers that she was right now terrified and in surprise even as the defendant pinned her down on the couch following which he caressed her body, fondled her breasts, pulled her pants, speedy half of-pulled his trousers and ordered her to permit him to have his manner together with her.

“The claimant avers that the defendant inside the method 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 together with her.

“The claimant avers that while she become in surprise of the incident which had rendered her befuddled and mortified, the defendant rushed out of the residing room vicinity of her own family home and in short lower back with a bottle of soda (Krest) which he pressured down her throat thereby making her breathing difficult.”

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force says the probe into the allegation of rape towards Fatoyinbo is slow because the alleged crime happened 20 years ago.