Femi Falana Denies Taking Up Busola Dakolo’s Rape Case Against Pastor Fatoyinbo

FEMI-FALANA

Human right lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has denied his involvement in the Dakolo’s rape case against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA.

Earlier this week, reports claimed Falana had taken over as their legal counsel, which eventually turned out untrue. But Falana detailed that he only prevailed on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to look into the complaint by the Dakolos.
Falana in a text message to Vanguard stated that:
“Timi and his wife, Busola Dakolo wrote their petition before contacting us. When they met us, they expressed the fear that their petition might not be investigated. We intervened by requesting the police authorities to investigate the complaint. The IG has already granted the request”.
Also on Monday, the Inspector General of Police, in a bid to ensure a speedy, thorough, fair and impartial investigation into the case of rape reported by Mrs Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo ordered the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), DIG Michael Ogbizi, to immediately take-over the on-going investigations.
In the same vein, the IGP directed that the procedure which the Police operatives adopted in serving Invitation Letters on Timi and Busola Dakolo on Saturday, 20th July 2019, be subjected to rigorous and discreet scrutiny to ascertain its conformity with Police Standard Operating Procedure and International Best Practices.
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.’ Frank Mba said.
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