COZA Scandal: ‘Our Lives In Danger After Rape Allegations’ – Timi Dakolo

Popular Nigerian singer Timi Dakolo and his wife, Busola Dakolo have alleged that his life and that of his wife, Busola and their three children are under threat, following the rape allegations against the Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo.

Recall that Busola Dakolo had accused Fatoyinbo of raping her when she was a minor.


The allegation triggered protests at both the Abuja and Lagos branches of COZA, Fatoyinbo stepping aside from church activities and most recently men of the Nigerian Police Force serving the Dakolos official invitation letters at their residence in Lagos.

Fatoyinbo, however, denied the allegation, saying he has never forced himself on any woman in his life.

Dakolo had revealed during the press conference that “an attempt was made to abduct my wife”, claiming that she was trailed home by the policemen.

He further mentioned that one of the officers told his wife “oga is in the car and he wants to speak with her,” which made him suspect that the armed policemen were at his home to deliver more than a letter.


According to Dakolo, he and his wife had written a petition on June 27, 2019, over the alleged rape of his wife by Fatoyinbo. The petition was filed at the office of the AGP, Alagbon, Ikoyi.

However, Dakolo, while speaking yesterday, said: “I have noted with increasing alarm, how my life, my wife’s life and the lives of our children have been put at risk by unscrupulous persons.

“We have been followed, our home has been watched, people have been standing in corners pointing fingers at our home – we have been unable to do any work; the children have had to be explained to several times why they cannot go outside and play.”

“The AGP personally assigned the file and personally asked for an expedition action to investigate the case. This was before the YNaija video was released.

“We had since been to the police station on several occasions on the invitation of the police to respond to various questions in the course of the investigation” he further mentioned.


“We were therefore shocked to have been invited to Abuja when no visible action was taken to interview Mr Fatoyinbo.

“As far as we know, Mr Fatoyinbo has not been questioned on the strength of my wife’s petition even after several invitations by the police,” the singer said at the press conference.

Dakolo also disclosed his lawyer informed him that his petition and that of Fatoyinbo has been moved to Lagos.

“We have never threatened anyone on our lives. Rather, we are now the ones who feel threatened. That is why we have Falana & Falana Chambers representing us and they have reported this matter to the police.

“We receive the information from our lawyers, Falana & Falana Chambers, this morning that both our petition and the petition of Mr Biodun Fatoyinbo will be moved to Lagos. We acknowledge the effort of the Nigeria Police to ensure that our confidence in their impartiality, professionalism and good sense in this case is not shaken,” he added.

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