High Court in Bwari, Abuja on Thursday dismissed the case filed by popular photographer, Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), over the rape allegation.
Justice Othman A. Musa in her ruling noted that the case amounted to injustice, and an abuse of judicial process as the case was empty and purely sentimental, adding that the case was aimed more at cruelty than obtaining justice.
The court also awarded costs of N1,000,000 against Busola Dakolo and held that the fine should have been 10 times more because the court’s time was wasted.
Countering Dakolo’s claims, Fatoyinbo filed an objection and an affidavit stating that Busola’s statements were false and concocted to embarrass, scandalise and ridicule him.
Fatoyinbo claimed that from the inception, Dakolo had sought the attention of the media and press, and brought the civil action even while the Police’s investigation was ongoing.
It would be recalled that Dakolo filed the suit against Fatoyinbo over the claim that the COZA pastor raped her 20 years ago when she was 16 years in Ilorin, Kwara State.
An allegation that had been denied by Fatoyinbo on several occasions, making him to take a break from the pulpit and later assumed ministration