Nigerian journalist Kemi Olunloyo has posted an exclusive update on the now popular rape allegation against pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly. Read below:
EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE SENT TO #KEMITALKS FIRST 8/31/19 9:23am @KemiOlunloyo Investigative Journalist.
Fatoyinbo and Police: Between investigation and intimidation.
By Olanrewaju Julius, Wuse 2, Abuja
What was supposed to be an investigation Into the facts of petition of an alleged rape offence of 20 years or 18 years ago or a time we are not even sure of, has now turned into a persecution.
Is there more going on inside the Nigerian police than meets the eye? An informant in the FCID confirmed that the original petition written by Busola Dakolo stated that the alleged rape happened on a Wednesday in September 2001, and the second time within the same period when she claimed that she went to the Pastors house to assist in babysitting their baby daughter.
Her petition was dated 26th June 2019 and stamped received by the AIG, FCID on the 27th June 2019.
However, when Busola Daloko gave her statement to support her petition with the police, she allegedly attempted to correct these inconsistencies by changing the timelines. She then claimed that the alleged rape now happened in September 2002.
This is crucial because the Pastor’s daughter was not born until 2002 which was a year after the date she stated in her petition. This among other inconsistent statements in the rape allegation should have been what the police investigator should have reviewed before taking the investigation further.
Rather than confront the complainant with these inconsistencies, the police now appear to be dancing to a suspicious and strange drumbeat. As many observers of this case have variously expressed, it seems there is a foul play in helping Busola Dakolo modify the facts of her allegation in order to find ensure that the accused is nailed at all cost.
The question therefore is, is this a professional and unbiased investigation by the Nigerian Police Force or a blatant act of persecution, harassment and intimidation bolstered by some powerful elements behind the scene who wants Pastor Fatoyinbo pulled down by all means?
What is the rationale or logic of an attempted detention of the Pastor in police custody until late hours for what is a bailable offence? CONTINUED IN THE COMMENTSFatoyinbo and Police: Between