Alleged rape: Judge dismisses case against Fatoyinbo, fines Busola Dakolo N1m for wasting court’s time
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 of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).
Justice Oathman A. Musa, in his ruling, stated that the case was aimed more at cruelty than obtaining justice.
Giving the judgment, the judge said that the matter amounts to injustice and an abuse of judicial process, adding that the case is empty and purely sentimental.
The court also ordered Busola Dakolo to pay the sum of N1 million, as the judge held that the fine should have been 10 times more because the court’s time was wasted.
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.
Fatoyinbo was, however, not in court as the case is a civil matter and he was not required to be in court, but he was represented by his team of lawyers.