Busola Dakolo, a celebrity photographer, says the police forced her to sign their invitation letter at gunpoint.
In an interview with UK Guardian, Dakolo said the invitation letter contained allegations different from her rape accusations, which she claims have been filed with the police.
Busola, the wife of Timi Dakolo, Nigerian singer, had alleged that Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, had non-consensual sex with her when she was 16 going on 17 in Ilorin.
According to Dakolo, the allegations contained in the letter were criminal conspiracy, falsehood, mischief and threat to life.
“One was holding a gun and the second, a letter. They told me they were from IG’s (inspector general of police) office in Abuja and that I needed to sign this letter and acknowledge it,” Dakolo said.
The incident, she said, occurred after a tinted minibus followed her while she was driving into her home in Lagos.
On July 23, Dakolo and her husband received police invitation letters with the couple claiming that the gesture was not extended to Fatoyinbo.
“Our culture doesn’t allow speaking of these sorts of things against anointed men of God. They’d rather hide it, and the party that is being victimized tends to live with that self-blame,” she said.
“The damage on the survivor is extremely terrible but the society, the church, keeps sweeping things under the carpet.”
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