Busola Dakolo Gives Update On Her Rape Case Against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo
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
This kind of courage is what d world needs now. A voice to the voiceless…
More grease to your elbows,Mr.Writer.