The spokesperson of Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba confirms that official Invitation letters were served to Timi Dakolo and his wife, Busola Dakolo on Saturday, July 20, 2019.
In a statement released by Mba, he revealed that the invitation is sequel to an on-going police investigation into the rape scandal involving Busola Dakolo, COZA, Senior Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and others.
Mba appealed for calm and reassured Nigerians that the Police Force under the watch of the Inspector General of Police Adamu Mohammed, will remain professional, impartial and unreservedly committed to the pursuit of justice in this case and all other cases before it.
“It is important however to note that a Police Invitation Letter is not synonymous with a Warrant of Arrest, and must not be construed to be one. Rather, it is a polite investigative tool used in eliciting information voluntarily from parties to aid police investigations.’
“And that ‘members of the public should see it as a legitimate act in line with the constitutional mandate of the police, which among other things include the investigation of all complaints brought before it.’ the statement read:
The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) also tweeted:
Nigeria Police Force ✔@PoliceNG
“POLICE CONFIRM INVITING BISOLA AND TIMI DAKOLO
*Reassures Citizens of its Commitment to Justice
The Nigeria Police Force is confirming that its operatives today, 20th July, 2019 served official Invitation Letters on Bisola and Timi Dakolo.”
Recall, Timi Dakolo, singer-songwriter has said that the police have invited him and his wife for questioning over allegations of falsehood.
According to a letter dated July 18, 2019 from the Special Tactical Squad of the Inspector-General Of Police (IGP), the police is investigating a case of criminal conspiracy, mischief and threat to life.
The couple was directed to report on July 23 for an interview.
In June, Busola, celebrity photographer, had alleged that she was raped by Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) at the age of 16.
Although Fatoyinbo denied the allegation, the pastor stepped aside for the issue to be investigated.
On Saturday evening, the ‘Great Nation’ singer raised an alarm about men carrying guns arriving at his residence.
The men, who were allegedly from the IGP’s Special Tactical Force, were said to have arrived in a vehicle with number plate BR932KSF.
Sharing a picture of the letter of invitation on his Instagram page, the singer alleged that the officers forced their way into his house to harass his family.
“This office is investigating a case of Criminal Conspiracy, Falsehood, Mischief and Threat to life that your name was mentioned,” the letter read.
“You are kindly requested to interview the undersigned officer on 23/07/2019 by 1000hrs for fact-findings, through DSP. Ibrahim Agu with telephone number 08037864191.”
Dakolo also alleged that a petition submitted by his family in June has not been responded to.
Read his statement below:
“Our lawyers had told us to get ready for this letter. We have long been ready for this type of institutionalized intimidation and dirtiness,” he said.
“Investigating officials have frustrated as a result of underhand delay? Dirty bloggers are fabricating things that cover the truth, going to the IG’s people under dark to force this case to be posted to Abuja?
“Now this: a false investigation in Abuja when our own petition filed since June has not been answered and NO INVITATION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE ACCUSED IN A RAPE CASE????! NOT ONE MOVEMENT TOWARDS JUSTICE??? Rubbishing the legal and criminal system?
“And sending a busload of questionable armed “policemen” and shady men lying in wait to intimidate my wife and children today, forcing their way into my home? Is that how the REAL police deliver a letter?
This is why all the hurting women and families haven’t come out with HORRIBLE THINGS DONE TO THEM???!!
“You picked the wrong one and you picked the wrong time. Nigerians are more awake than you think.
“I will fight for my wife and my children -it’s the promise I made with my life and one I intend to keep. I will defend them from the unrelenting attack of a weak man who thinks he can use money and power to cover for all of his crimes. Like I said, we have since been ready. GIVE US THE FIRE, THEN WATCH ME WORK