Busola Dakolo, wife of famous vocalist, Timi Dakolo, has revealed how she was purportedly compelled to sign a letter countering her claim that Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) raped her.
The mother of three made the disclosure in an interview with the Guardian of UK.
Mrs Dakolo had in an interview published by YNaija in June accused Fatoyinbo of raping her as a teenager.
The flamboyant cleric, however, denies the allegation, drawing support from his wife and thousands of church members.
Weeks after Busola’s allegation, precisely on July 20, policemen stormed her house to request that she and her husband come to Abuja for questioning.
Busola recalled that a silver Toyota had tailed her as she was driving home and a white minibus with tinted windows was parked outside her house.
By the time she got to her gate, the minibus with no police markings had blocked her path.
According to her, a man appeared and told her to get out of her car, get into the bus and speak to his boss.
She said when she refused, three men got out of the minibus and walked towards her.
“One was holding a gun, and I noticed a second one holding a letter. They told me they were from IG’s (the inspector general of police) office in Abuja and that I needed to sign this letter and acknowledge it,” Busola said in the interview.
She said it was “extremely intimidating” to have a gunman emerge from a darkened minibus, and that she eventually complied out of shock.
The letter contained allegations of criminal conspiracy, falsehood, mischief and threat to life against Busola and Timi Dakolo.
While little was said about Busola’s allegation, the charges against the Dakolos were brought by the police in a counter-case filed by Fatoyinbo.
“Our culture doesn’t allow speaking of these sorts of things against anointed men of God,” Busola told the Guardian.
“They’d rather hide it, and the party that is being victimised tends to live with that self-blame. The damage on the survivor is extremely terrible. The society, the church, keeps sweeping things under the carpet.”
Fatoyinbo returned to the pulpit on Sunday after a month’s absence.
“As a Christian, you must face opposition. If God, who is holy and faithful, has enemies, you are sure going to have,” he told his delighted congregation.