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Dakolo insists COZA Pastor Fatoyinbo raped her, demands apology from cleric

Busola Dakolo, a photographer and wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo, has reiterated her position on the rape allegedly committed against her by Biodun Fayoinbo, the founder and Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).

Mrs Dakolo told a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja that the alleged sexual abuse against her by the popular pastor has adversely affected her marital sex life.

She, therefore, demanded “a personal letter of apology” from the cleric to show honest remorse for his misdeeds.

Mrs Dakolo had in June alleged that Pastor Fatyinbo abused her sexually when she was below the age of 18 in Ilorin.

Mrs Dakolo during an interview with Y!Naija, said some years ago, the pastor allegedly visited her parents’ home when no one was in the house and allegedly raped her.

Pastor Fayotoyinbo who later denied the allegation subsequently announced his decision to step down from the pulpit following the barrage of public condemnations and protests over the alleged rape tale.

However, The PUNCH reports that Dakolo, in a suit filed on her behalf by her lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi and Co of Law corridor, 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 June 28 2019, had caused her continuous emotional distress and amounted to intentional infliction of emotional distress on her.

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Olajengbesi said, “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 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 vagina, whilst she struggled to fight him off; however, the defendant overpowered her and penetrated her vagina 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.”

He added, “The defendant further proceeded to threaten the claimant’s life by telling her he would greatly harm her if she ever revealed the incident to anyone. The claimant avers that following her second ordeal with the defendant, she became dejected, kept to herself and hated herself, developed utter loathing for everything around her and withdrew to herself and away from all spiritual activities of the church.

“The claimant avers that despite getting married, she continues to live in constant fear, suffers several series of mood swings, emotional and psychological distress, and also worries about her safety. The claimant avers that her marital sex life has been affected negatively as a result of her terrible experience with the defendant, thereby resulting in her continuous emotional and psychological distress, which has not ceased.”

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