Busola Dakolo To Appeal Rape Case After Court Dismiss Suit Against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo

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Busola, wife of Nigerian musician, Timi Dakolo, has said that she will appeal a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, ruling which dismissed a suit she filed against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly over alleged rape.

Reacting to the dismissal of her rape case, Busola, through her lawyer, acknowledged the court verdict, but vowed to approach a superior court to intervene on the matter.

“The court ruled that the matter is statute-barred because the events that crystallized to the cause of action took place 16 years ago and that the claimant Mrs. Busola Dakolo has only six years within which to seek redress in court in line with the statute of limitation,” said the lawyer.

“We are mindful of the decision as delivered by the court, presided over by the Hon. Justice A.O Musa. We are equally observant of the fact that the Court omitted to address the cause of action, the subject matter of the suit in determining whether it has jurisdiction to entertain the said matter.

“While we acknowledge the time of the court, we know in accordance with the Nigerian judicial system that the Court’s decision is not final as it is glaringly contestable.

“For all intent and purposes, having seen several sponsored misleading news reports in the media, we are duty-bound to state that the court has not and did not exonerate Biodun Fatoyinbo. As it stands, the substance of the matter has not received any judicial attention.

“We shall therefore in this circumstance approach a superior court to intervene for a better appreciation, and take a more expansive view of the suit considering that the subject matter is one that is novel in our clime.”

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