Busola Dakolo, the wife of musician Timi Dakolo, has demanded a personal apology letter from the senior pastor of Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo over the rape incident that occurred when she was a teenager.
This is contained in a fresh lawsuit filed before a high court in Abuja, whe she stated that her “marital sex life” has been affected negatively after being allegedly raped by Pastor Fatoyinbo.
Mrs. Dakolo also asked the court to declare that Fatoyinbo’s denial of his alleged acts contained jointly and/or severally through a press statement he released on June 28, 2019, had caused her continuous emotional distress and amounted to intentional infliction of emotional distress on her.
The suit filed by her lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi and Co of Law corridor, reads:
“The claimant avers that she was immediately terrified and in shock while the defendant pinned her down on the couch following which he caressed her body, fondled her breasts, pulled her pant, quickly half-pulled his trousers and ordered her to allow him to have his way with her.
“The claimant avers that the defendant in the process used his hand to cover her mouth, thereby muffling her screams. The claimant avers that the defendant made efforts to penetrate her vagina, whilst she struggled to fight him off; however, the defendant overpowered her and penetrated her vagina and had sexual intercourse with her.
“The claimant avers that while she was in shock of the incident which had rendered her befuddled and mortified, the defendant rushed out of the living room area of her family home and briefly returned with a bottle of soda (Krest) which he forced down her throat thereby making her breathing difficult.
“The defendant further proceeded to threaten the claimant’s life by telling her he would greatly harm her if she ever revealed the incident to anyone.
“The claimant avers that following her second ordeal with the defendant, she became dejected, kept to herself and hated herself, developed utter loathing for everything around her and withdrew to herself and away from all spiritual activities of the church.
“The claimant avers that despite getting married, she continues to live in constant fear, suffers several series of mood swings, emotional and psychological distress, and also worries about her safety.
“The claimant avers that her marital sex life has been affected negatively as a result of her terrible experience with the defendant, thereby resulting in her continuous emotional and psychological distress, which has not ceased,” an excerpt of the court papers published by Punch stated.
Meanwhile, the federal high court sitting in Abuja has served Pastor Fatoyinbo a summon document to make an appearance within 14 days.