The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed that it has invited Bisola and Timi Dakolo as part of an on-going police investigation into the allegation of rape made against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo by Bisola Dakolo.
A statement by DCP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, said that the invitation is aimed at voluntarily eliciting information from parties to the matter to aid investigations, stressing that the Inspector General of Police, M.A Adamu has assured that justice will be done in this, as in all other cases, impartially.
Busola Dakolo had alleged that Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion, COZA, raped her as a teenager in his church in Ilorin. The Dakolos are alleging that Pastor Fatoyinbo has compromised the Police which is now trying to force them to sign a document retracting the allegation.
Full text of the statement reads:
The Nigeria Police Force is confirming that its operatives today, 20th July, 2019 served official Invitation Letters on Bisola and Timi Dakolo. The invitation is sequel to an on-going police investigation touching on the wider and highly publicized case involving Bisola Dakolo, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and others.
It is important however to note that a Police Invitation Letter is not synonymous with a Warrant of Arrest, and must not be construed to be one. Rather, it is a polite investigative tool used in eliciting information voluntarily from parties to aid police investigations.
Members of the public should see it as a legitimate act in line with the constitutional mandate of the police, which among other things include the investigation of all complaints brought before it.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP MA Adamu NPM, mni has appealed for calm, and is reassuring Nigerians that the Police Force under his watch will remain professional, impartial and unreservedly committed to the pursuit of justice in this case and all other cases before it.