The Nigeria Police have invited Timi Dakolo, gospel singer, and his wife, Busola for questioning over allegations of falsehood.
Busola had recently alleged that she was raped by Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) when she was 16.
In a letter dated July 18 from the special tactical squad of the inspector-general of police (IGP), the police said they are investigating a case of criminal conspiracy, mischief and threat to life.
The couple were directed to report on July 23 for an interview.
The letter read partly, “This office is investigating a case of Criminal Conspiracy, Falsehood, Mischief and Threat to life that your name was mentioned,” the letter read.
“You are kindly requested to interview the undersigned officer on 23/07/2019 by 1000hrs for fact-findings, through DSP. Ibrahim Agu with telephone number 08037864191.”
Dakolo, the ‘Great Nation’ singer had on Saturday evening, in a statement, alerted the nation of armed men arriving at his residence.
The men, who were allegedly from the IGP’s special tactical force, were said to have arrived in a vehicle with number plate BR932KSF.
The singer, shared a picture of the letters on his Instagram page, alleging that the officers had forced their way into his house to harass his family.
According to him, the police had ignored the petition submitted by his family in June.
Read his statement below:
“Our lawyers had told us to get ready for this letter. We have long been ready for this type of institutionalized intimidation and dirtiness,” he said.
“Investigating officials have frustrated as a result of underhand delay? Dirty bloggers are fabricating things that cover the truth, going to the IG’s people under dark to force this case to be posted to Abuja?
“Now this: a false investigation in Abuja when our own petition filed since June has not been answered and NO INVITATION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE ACCUSED IN A RAPE CASE????! NOT ONE MOVEMENT TOWARDS JUSTICE??? Rubbishing the legal and criminal system?
“And sending a busload of questionable armed “policemen” and shady men lying in wait to intimidate my wife and children today, forcing their way into my home? Is that how the REAL police deliver a letter?
This is why all the hurting women and families haven’t come out with HORRIBLE THINGS DONE TO THEM???!!
“You picked the wrong one and you picked the wrong time. Nigerians are more awake than you think.
“I will fight for my wife and my children -it’s the promise I made with my life and one I intend to keep. I will defend them from the unrelenting attack of a weak man who thinks he can use money and power to cover for all of his crimes. Like I said, we have since been ready. GIVE US THE FIRE, THEN WATCH ME WORK!“