Busola Dakolo, wife of singer, Timi Dakolo, has
given an update on her r*pe case against
clergyman, Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Recall that in June 2019, she publicly accused
the clergyman of violently raping her when she
was a teenager and was worshipping in his
church in Kwara state. She filed a suit against
him but it was thrown out by the court.
In an update posted this afternoon on her
Instagram page, Busola shared a copy of the
letter she received from the police stating they
have completed investigations into the case and
have forwarded the case file to the Director of
Public Prosecution of the Federation (DPPP) for
legal advice and further necessary action.
She alleged the Ministry of Justice has since
received the case file for Fatoyinbo’s
prosecution but has remained silent. She said
her team has sent a letter to the Ministry of
Justice over a month ago but no response yet.
Read the letter from the police sent to her and
her post below
”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.
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
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 has
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
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
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
FG announces zamfara a restricted air space
FG announces Zamfara a restricted air space, orders huge military deployment.
The Nigerian government has forced a restricted air space in Zamfara as a feature of endeavors to handle the security challenges in the state.
As indicated by The Cable, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno uncovered on Tuesday, March 2, that President Muhammadu Buhari has restricted mining exercises in Zamfara to stop the rising instability.
He said the president had requested the service of protection to convey a huge military and insight resources for reestablish routineness in the state. The Nation detailed that they requested the military to recover all regions heavily influenced by desperados, radicals.
“We can no longer avoid to lose lives while operating within the legalities. We are not going to blackmailed . The government has the responsibility to assert its will.
“Citizens can reside wherever they want to reside . Anybody who is a criminal should be brought to book.”
The security adviser stated that the president also warned against ethnic profiling.Zamfara state has recorded a few assaults by bandits.The new incident included the grabbing of many young ladies from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Talatu-Mafara nearby government zone of the state.
Igboho promises a protest if his accounts are not released
Self-acclaimed political dissident, Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise called Sunday Igboho, on Tuesday, blamed the Federal Government for freezing his financial assets, following his assault on the fulani herdsmen in Oyo State.
Igboho, who addressed Vanguard, affirmed that all his financial asset have been frozen by the Federal Government since certain individuals were gathering donations.
Nonetheless, Igboho said he had no hands in the said donations, cautioning that his records should be released to dodge protest by young people across the South-West area.
His words: “They have frozen my bank accounts because I am fighting a just course.
I know Yoruba people are behind me.“I will not relent. I must achieve my aims by putting an end to criminalities in Yorubaland.
“If they refuse to release my accounts, there will be serious protests across the South-West.
“Yes, the Yoruba are living in fear. They are afraid that the killer-herdsmen might attack them.
IGP adamu retires
Adamu enrolled in the Police Force on February 2, 1986.
The IGP who will turn 60 on September 17, was appointed IGP in January 2019. He has gone through two years in office.
Three Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) and 10 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) are additionally due for retirement with him today.
It is accepted that there is a mission to broaden Adamu’s residency.
However, some have contended against such expansion, since it would negate the arrangements of the Police Act 2020 that fixes the retirement of cops at 60 years old or 35 years of administration.
Section 18(8) of the new Act states: “Every police officer shall, on recruitment or appointment, serve in the Nigeria Police Force for 35 years or until the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier.”
The Act provides for a tenure of four years for the Inspector General of Police.
Section 7, subsection 2 of the Act provides that: “The person to be appointed as Inspector General of Police shall be a senior police officer not below the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police with the requisite academic qualification of not less than a first degree or its equivalent, in addition to professional or management experience.”