After the police intimidation saga that took place at Timi Dakolo’s residence on Saturday, July 20, the singer and his wife, Busola, on Sunday, July 21, held a press conference in Lagos.
At the press conference, Timi Dakolo revealed that Busola told him about the rape incident last year.
According to him, she had made several attempts to tell him but she would stop, until last year when she summoned the courage and opened up to him.
He said after his wife said her truth to him, he was saddened that such a thing could happen to her in church. After that, he encouraged her to tell her story to the world no matter the circumstance. He vowed to be by his wife’s side all through this journey.
Timi also expressed concern over the manner in which the letter of summons was delivered to him and his wife by the police. Timi maintained that what happened at his house was nothing but intimidation by persons who felt threatened.
He wondered why the policemen would send armed men to come invite him and his wife for questioning.
He spoke out about constant threats to his life and family since Busola spoke out her truth. According to him, strange people have shown up at his place unannounced at several times, adding that he and his wife have been trailed home from outside.
He said his wife filed a petition against Fatoyinbo at the police station on June 27, a day before the interview where she made the rape allegation was released.
He refuted claims that he is seeking financial gains with the rape saga.
According to Timi, he is a singer who makes money from performances as well as royalties from some of his works. He also added that he writes songs for some foreign artistes.
Timi said there is a difference between a sin and a crime and that anyone who commits a crime must pay for it.
He added that Nigerians have encouraged the culture where victims of abuse are forced to keep quiet and carry the baggage to their matrimonial homes where they cannot even reveal such to their spouses.
He also denied rumours that he met his wife a virgin. According to Timi, he never revealed or speculated that he met Busola a virgin.