Busola Dakolo is demanding “a personal letter of apology” from Biodun Fatoyinbo, a senior pastor at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), according to court documents obtained by the Punch.
An earlier report first broken by TheCable says the Federal High Court Abuja has summoned the embattled COZA pastor to appear before it within 14 days in consequence of a lawsuit brought against him by Busola, a celebrity photographer and wife of singer, Timi Dakolo. Busola alleges she was raped by the pastor while she was still a teenager. She made the claims during an interview with Y!Naija back in June.
In a suit, she filed at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja, Busola claimed that the alleged action of Fatoyinbo adversely affected her marital sex life. She is demanding “a personal letter of apology” from the cleric to show honest remorse for his misdeeds, according to the Punch.
Bukola’s suit was filed on her behalf by her lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi and Co of Law corridor. In it, she 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 28 June 2019, had caused her continuous emotional distress and amounted to intentional infliction of emotional distress on her.
The lawsuit reads in part:
“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 have his way with her,” the suit reads.
“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 v----a, whilst she struggled to fight him off; however, the defendant overpowered her and penetrated her v----a 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.”