It seems we have not heard the last of the COZA-Dakolo rape saga.
Busola Dakolo, popular photographer and spouse to famous artist, Timi Dakolo, has asserted that police officers accosted her with a weapon and attempted to make her sign a letter blaming her and her significant other for criminal intrigue.
The episode allegedly happened three weeks after she had documented an assault claim against the Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo.
‘The UK Guardian’ revealed, "The charges against the Dakolos were brought by an exceptional police branch in a counter-case documented by COZA, in spite of examinations slowing down on the underlying case."
Busola had accused Fatoyinbo of raping her in her mom's home about 20 years ago when she was a teenager and a minor.
In a meeting with ‘The UK Guardian’, Mrs. Dakolo explained that on the said date, she had an unnerving experience with the cops who had trailed her to her home in a silver Toyota and white minibus with tinted glass. She was approached to sign a letter.
She noticed that neither one of the vehicles had any police markings.
As indicated by Dakolo, a man showed up and advised her to leave her vehicle, get into one of the unmarked vehicles and address his supervisor, a solicitation she professed to have rejected.
Busola said that was when three men alighted from the minibus and strolled towards her.
"One was holding a firearm, and I saw a subsequent one holding a letter. They revealed to me they were from IG's (Inspector-General of Police) office in Abuja and that I expected to sign the letter and acknowledge it," she said.
The letter purportedly contained charges of criminal scheme, misrepresentation, wickedness and danger to life.
‘The UK Guardian’ did not claim to have spoken with any police specialist over the incident. Rather, it stated, “In response to condemnation of the delivery of the Dakolos’ letters, the Nigerian Police Force put out a statement saying: ‘A Police invitation letter is not synonymous with a warrant of arrest, and must not be construed to be one.''