A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting at Bwari, has dismissed the sexual assault case filed by Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun 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 judgment on Friday, 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.
Meanwhile, several Nigerians have reacted to the dismissal of the sexual assault case filed by Busola Dakolo against the COZA Senior Pastor.
Here are some reactions of Nigerians.
Update: Busola Dakolo V. Biodun Fatoyinbo. The clerk called the lawyers of Busola Dakolo late last night notifying them of the judge’s ruling on the preliminary objection today. As expected, a mockery of our processes and law was the case as the drama unfolds.
— SEGA L'éveilleur®? (@segalink) November 14, 2019
The court Dey talk say as e bi now, them no fit judge the matter sake of say the matter of rape don happen tey tey. Na the summary bi dat
— Sam Elawa®️ (@SamElawa) November 14, 2019
From my personal experience, the court is no longer the hope of the common man. You can obtain judgement anytime any day if your hands are long.
— Dr. Jerome Asedegbega (@Jeromedafe) November 14, 2019
Sir, on this issue I totally agree with the judge. While the criminal aspect of the case has no statutory limitation. A civil action based on same facts can be caught by statute of limitation. I doubt if this case falls under the exception of continuing harm being caused! Having
— Seth Tanko Tsokwa, Esq. (@lawbitss) November 14, 2019
I once told my friend that, to fix this country; we need to fix the judiciary first. And things will start falling in place, because of the punitive measures the courts will met out.
— Okosi (@Obong_Henry) November 14, 2019
The judiciary is the biggest problem of Nigeria, if that aspect works perfectly every other thing will be curbed including police brutality and government high handedness.
— boluwatife™ (@Tifeabdul) November 14, 2019
Hmmm, things surely falling apart in this country ,the security system ,void of safety ,the judiciary void of Justice,the leadership void of service . I need a new country .
— Comfort Sunday Ayhok (@Ayhokcomfort) November 14, 2019
#BREAKING Busola Dakolo LOSES? CIVIL CASE against Pastor @BiodunFatoyinbo of @cozaglobal. Ordered to pay N1M to him in damages for ABUSE of the legal process & CRUELTY to the pastor and his congregation. Details on my Instagram page @kemiolunloyo #IJCoza #kemitalks #kemiolunloyo pic.twitter.com/WuLQ2qvAja
— Dr Kemi Olunloyo Pharm D ?? (New Handle) (@KemiOlunloyo) November 14, 2019