The Nigerian police have confirmed the invitation of Timi Dakolo, a singer, and his wife, Busola Dakolo, a celebrity photographer
According to the statement from the police, they were invited in connection with the rape allegations made by Mrs Dakolo against a senior pastor at Commonwealth Zion Assembly (COZA), BIodun Fatoyinbo, the police said.
Mrs Dakolo alleged that the clergyman raped her in Ilorin, Kwara State, when she was 16.
Many Nigerians have asked that the police and religious organisations like Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) should investigate the case.
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, and some public figures have also called for a thorough investigation.
On Saturday, social media was again abuzz when Timi Dakolo posted the letter of invitation from the police and alleged that some officers stormed his residence in Lekki, Lagos State.
In response, the police in a statement posted on its official Facebook page , confirmed that its operatives served invitation letters on the couple.
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. The invitation is sequel to an on-going police investigation touching on the wider and highly publicized case involving Bisola Dakolo, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and others.
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.
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 Inspector General of Police, IGP MA Adamu NPM, mni has appealed for calm, and is reassuring Nigerians that the Police Force under his watch will remain professional, impartial and unreservedly committed to the pursuit of justice in this case and all other cases before it.
DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER