Except the Dakolo's would want to take this case of alleged rape further, the court has since declared against them in their case of rape and given verdict favoring Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, who was the accused in the case before. In delivering the judgment, the court even went ahead to ask Busola Dakolo to pay damages to the tune of N1m, that is one million Naira to the accused.
Many months back, the gorgeous wife of ace musician Timi Dakolo by name Busola, a mother of 3 & a photographer had in a very damning accusation that went viral and got so much traction and thereby elicited extraordinary reactions some in support of the man of God and much against him, had accused Pastor Fatoyinbo of raping her about twice, when she was still under aged in Ilorin, Kwara State before COZA became popular. Though the man of God had vehemently denied the allegations then as been untrue and unfounded, but that Busola came out then alone to make the accusation, had done the much required damage, bringing about questions on the type of person the man of God is and his character.
It was in the aftermath of the accusation against him and the uproar that followed it, that made Pastor Fatoyinbo to have temporarily step down then, so that investigations could be carried out. After which he had gone back to his church to a massive welcome. At a point there were gatherings around his churches in protest then, to make him to resign by force
Now with a court of competent jurisdiction declaring him not guilty of the accusations made against him and in fact giving him damages too, to be paid by the claimant-Busola Dakolo, it seems like the worst, which nearly ended his pastoral calling has now come to an end. Now is the time for him to move on, and move forward with more vigor and conviction in his ministry, after surviving a major scare of extraordinary proportion. For those who believed in him and trusted him, throughout his ordeal, this court's declaration, is actually that much needed vindication they had been awaiting and that they needed so much.
A Federal High Court sitting in Bwari, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, dismissed Busola Dakolo’s rape allegation case against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) and immediately awarded a cost of N1m against her
Busola had accused the dandy and quite popular Pastor of rape in an exclusive interview on Ynaija TV, several months ago.
The pastor who had maintained his innocence all through, had filed an objection to counter Busola, saying her statements were false and were concocted to defame his character.
But in a court ruling, the charges were dismissed and damages awarded to the tune of N1m against the claimant, Mrs. Busola Dakolo. According to the verdict given, the N1m cost ought to be have been more, but 'the court didn't want to dissuade the real rape victims from coming forward to tender their claims'.
According to Justice Oathman A. Musa in her judgment, the matter amounted to injustice, and an abuse of judicial process as the case was empty and purely sentimental, adding that the case was aimed more at cruelty rather than obtaining justice.
The court then awarded costs of N1,000,000 against Busola Dakolo and held that the fine should have been 10 times more because the court’s time was wasted.
With this now. Would COZA or the Pastor of COZA now pursue a case against Busola Dakolo and others who had condemned him without giving him a fair thought or trial?