Some Nigerians have taken to social media to register their annoyance following the dismissal of Busola Dakolo’s case against Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), by a high court in Abuja.
Justice Oathman A. Musa, while giving judgment on the case, said that the matter amounts to injustice and an abuse of judicial process. He added that the case is empty and purely sentimental. Justice Musa said that the case was aimed more at cruelty than obtaining justice.
He also ordered Busola to pay the sum of N1 million which could have been more because she wasted the court’s time.
Meanwhile, Twitter users have expressed outrage following the judgment.
so busola dakolo’s rape allegations against pastor biodun fatoyinbo have been termed a lie by the court and she has been fined N1,000,000 to be paid as damages to the pastor. i’m in awe of the nigerian judiciary. this occurrence gives us an assurance of true justice. smh.
— #OneNigerianAtATime (@Stee_vane) November 14, 2019
So Busola Dakolo’s case against Biodun Fatoyinbo has been thrown out.
So she is still going to pay N1million🥴.
For thanking the guy who rapped her or what?????? pic.twitter.com/7RUXPUYBkL
— Nigerian Washington🇳🇬🤭 (@oba_of_ph) November 14, 2019
Busola Dakolo I still believe you❤️
— AWAZI (@THEAWAZI) November 14, 2019
Busola Dakolo, i am so sorry.
sorry that the church failed you, sorry that the system failed you, sorry that you are being punished for speaking your truth.
i am sorry.
— JJ. (@juiciestofjays) November 14, 2019
This Busola Dakolo’s rape case dismissal against Biodun Fatoyinbo is a mockery of the judicial system. The implication is that it would encourage more rapists especially if the victim doesn’t report immediately, and moreso without proper evidence.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) November 14, 2019
So Busola Dakolo’s case has been thrown out by the judge in charge stating that it’s a case of cruelty and sentiment against Biodun Fatoyinbo, meaning it’s a lie.
You see this Justice ehn, it’s only with God in Nigeria.
— Lateef Habib O. (@HabibTheBrand) November 14, 2019
Dear Busola Dakolo, thank you for BEING BRAVE.
You informed us about a rapist/abuser & we now know the truth.
I mean it actually got to the @nytimes
The WORLD KNOWS THE TRUTH.
Through your bravery, survivors can speak QUICKER rather than later& get justice.#TruthOverFacts
— 👑Comfort Seyi Fatoye (@ComfortSeyii) November 14, 2019