presidential candidate of National Conscience Party 2019 election NCP, Thomas-Wilson Ikubese has urged both the Senior Pastor of COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo and wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo, Busola, to bring up legal actions against each other.
Ikubese said this while reacting to Busola’s rape allegations against Fatoyinbo.
Busola had alleged that the COZA founder had forcefully raped her when she was young.
The mother-of-three narrated how Pastor Fatoyinbo allegedly forced his way into her when she was just 18 years.
Fatoyinbo however denied the allegation, though admitted that Busola once attended the same church with his family
Fatoyinbo consequently ordered his lawyers to institute both criminal and civil case against Busola.
Reacting to the saga, the former presidential candidate said both individuals should institute legal actions against each other to prove their case or innocence.
In a statement he personally signed, Ikubese said the issue of rape should be condemned and victims not stigmatize.
The statement entitled: “DAKOLO AND THE RAPE ALLEGATION” reads: “I’ll like to speak on the rape allegation as narrated by Mrs Busola Dakolo in a recent video interview.
“My heart was heavy with emotion and my eyes laden with tears as I watched the narrative.
“I had refrained from commenting on the incident, until I hear from Rev Abiodun Fatoyinbo,
“That this act was said to have been committed against Busola at age 17 makes it even more infuriating.
“Mrs Dakolo finally finding the courage to speak out several years after the incident is immaterial
Rape victims are stigmatised in Nigeria, causing many such victims to keep quiet and nurse their hurts secretly, emboldening the culprits for more exploits thereby.
“I commend Mr Timi Dakolo for encouraging his wife, a mother of three, to speak out and standing by her.
“I commend Mrs Busola Dakolo for daring societal critiques to bare it all.
thank Rev Abiodun Fatoyinbo, for promptly responding to this recent allegation in a press release, unlike in 2013 when he kept mute about the allegation of sex scandal against him by a former COZA member, Ese Walter.
“I encourage Mrs Dakolo to take this beyond the social media, by instituting a legal action in court.
“I encourage Rev Abiodun Fatoyinbo, the Senior Global Pastor of COZA, to make good his threat as contained in his press release and sue Mrs Dakolo for defamation of character, since he claims innocence of the allegation.