The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Court 12, sitting at Bwari, Abuja has dismissed the case filed by Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo who is the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).
This new development is coming after Fatoyinbo filed an objection and an affidavit at the Court. It was stated that the case against him by Busola was false; and aimed at embarrassing, scandalizing and ridiculing him.
Fatoyinbo also claimed that from the onset, Busola had always sought the attention of the media and press; and went on to claim that the false allegations were stale and an abuse of judicial process.
For a long time now, the media has weighed in with sympathy and sticks for Busola and Fatoyinbo respectively. On various social media platforms, there have been numerous believers of Busola’s story who had hoped to see the Pastor penalized. The outcome would be a big shock to many people.
The court also compensated the COZA Pastor with the sum of N1 million.
According to reports, the compensation is instigated against Busola Dakolo for wasting the court’s time.
Dakolo filed the suit against Fatoyinbo after alleging that he raped her in 2002 and caused her emotional distress.
Fatoyinbo’s team of lawyers, led by Dr Alex Izinyon (SAN), had however argued that the prayers in the suit were ungrantable by the court and that the suit was frivolous and an abuse of court process.
The COZA Pastor wasn’t in court because he’s not required to appear in person for a civil matter. He was however represented by his lawyers.
Fatoyinbo denied the allegations and even took a break from the pulpit and later came back to ministration.