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Just In: Court Rules On Busola Dakolo’s Rape Case Against Fatoyinbo

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A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting at Bwari, has dismissed the sexual assault case filed by Busola Dakolo against Pastor Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).

Naija News reports that the COZA pastor’s legal team had in an objection filed at the court restated that Busola’s claim were false and concocted.

Delivering judgement on Thursday, Justice Oathman A. Musa, held that the matter amounts to injustice and an abuse of judicial process.

Justice Musa held that the case was purely sentimental and empty.

The court awarded costs of N1,000,000 against Busola Dakolo and held that the fine should have been 10 times more but resisted because there are women with legitimate claims.

Naija News recalls that Busola had accused the senior pastor of COZA of raping her on two different occasions 20 years ago in her family house.

The celebrity photographer had sued Fatoyinbo over the alleged rape, demanding that the COZA Pastor publishes an apology to her on the front page of at least two national newspapers, noting that the apology should also run on two national television stations for seven days running consecutively.

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, had in his preliminary objection, asked the court to dismiss the suit on grounds that the prayers therein were could not be granted.

He had argued that the suit was statute-barred as it was not filed within three years of the occurrence of the allegation he was accused of.




Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.