Earlier, 1st News reported that the High Court has dismissed the rape case filed against Biodun Fatoyinbo by Busola Dakolo who is married to Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo.
On Thursday, November 14, the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Court 12 sitting at Bwari officially dismissed the rape case filed by Busola Dakolo against the COZA Pastor, Fatoyinbo.
This new development is coming after Fatoyinbo filed an Objection and an affidavit at the Court. It reports that the case against him by Busola was false and aimed at embarrassing, scandalizing and ridiculing him.
Since the news gained prevalence, Nigerians on the microblogging site, Twitter began to debate pertaining to the dismissal of the case. Social media users have delivered a diverse opinion to the court’s decision and compensation of the COZA senior pastor.
Segun Awosanya renowned as Segalink, have taken to his own Twitter platform to deliver a profound analysis on why Busola Dakolo lost the court case to Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Segalink who is a legal practitioner and activist revealed that Fatoyinbo won the case fair and square without any foul play as alleged by numerous social media sympathizers. He confirmed that Busola lost the case on preliminary objection on Thursday, November 14.
“It should interest the public that the defence wasn’t that the rape did not happen based on this. It was objected based on the fact that it happened long ago as per this survivor…”
Read the full thread Segalink composed on Twitter:
“Update: Busola Dakolo V. Biodun Fatoyinbo.
The clerk called the lawyers of Busola Dakolo late last night notifying them of the judge’s ruling on the preliminary objection today.
As expected, a mockery of our processes and law was the case as the drama unfolds.
“A Nigerian Court that claims twice it cannot find processes on Busola Dakolo vs Biodun Fatiyinbo’s case.
Suddenly, it calls for ruling on preliminary application and declares that the matter is statute-barred and that it cannot address the substance of the matter because…
“It happened a long ago. A Court cannot declare a matter statute-barred when it has been shown that the legal injury is a continuous one.
“The court is duty-bound to consider the statement of claim and reliefs sought and where it has been shown that the legal injury is of a continuous nature the court is duty-bound to hear it.
Segalink takes a swipe at Biodun Fatoyinbo
Segalink who is a renowned activist would not end the Twitter thread without addressing the alleged rapist Pastor Biodun Faoyinbo.
He mentioned that although Fatoyinbo has escaped this trial via the skin of his teeth, he might not be lucky to be acquited or even receive compensation from the court.
Segalink further admonished women in the society to speak up with immediate effect to avoid delay in bringing the predator before the law.
Continue reading the thread below.
“It will even be far more ludicrous if it is announced that the judge went ahead to award damages in Millions to the accused who is still preying on young girls as alleged by survivors being threatened and bribed on the daily to keep mute. What society! #Shame
“It should interest the public that the defence wasn’t that the rape did not happen based on this.
It was objected based on the fact that it happened long ago as per this survivor.
And the Judge ruled that he should go and continue violating others from all indications.”