Timi Dakolo: Police Visit An Abduction Attempt
The Nigeria Police confirmed its operatives were sent over the weekend to serve invitation letters to the Dakolos
By Ufuoma Egbamuno
Musician Timi Dakolo says last weekend’s invasion of his house by a team of the Nigeria Police was an attempt to “abduct” his wife, Busola Dakolo. The Nigeria Police confirmed its operatives were sent over the weekend to serve invitation letters to the Dakolos in the police’s investigation of the rape allegations involving the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo.
However, Timi insists the team sent by the police did not look like one whose sole aim was to drop a letter.
“This time an attempt was made to abduct my wife because it is not possible to send a tactical team to come and drop a letter,” Timi said at a press conference.
He added: “It is not possible that you send a Tactical Team that you normally use to whisk people out of a place to come and drop a letter.”
But the Nigeria Police in statement signed by its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Frank Mba insists the invitation of the Dakolos is not “synonymous with a Warrant of Arrest, and must not be construed as one.”
The Police urged that “members of the public should see it as a legitimate act in line with the constitutional mandate of the police.”
Last month, Timi’s wife Busola in an interview with YTV, accused the popular COZA pastor of raping her when she was a teenager, an accusation Pastor Fatoyinbo has vehemently denied. The accusations by the celebrity photographer resulted in protests at the Lagos and Abuja branches of COZA.
For Timi , he insists he believes; stands by his wife; and will “never leave her side.”
“I have decided to come and speak publicly against this harassment we have received as law abiding citizens of Nigeria because my wife decided to speak her truth and I believe her,” the ‘Iyawo Mi’ crooner noted.
Meanwhile, in a related development, the West African Idol winner has debunked insinuations that his wife received cash gift from the COZA pastor and that he discussed her virginity in an interview.
“What would we be talking about that I will now be talking about me and my wife’s sexuality?” Timi queried. “What would be discussing in an interview that will now get to ‘my wife was a virgin o’, and then I will now say I married her (as) a virgin? It’s not possible,” he added.
“What kind of relationship will I have with a pastor that he will give me 5 million, send me to Chicago; buy me a car? Am I your brother? I’ve never been to COZA in my life. I’ve never sat in a room with Fatoyinbo in my life” the popular musician said.
He maintained that the case was not about his wife alone or meant to disparage the church but to seek justice contrary to notions in certain quarters.
Additional reports by Pratt Babatunde