The last has not been heard about the Busola Dakolo vs Biodun Fatoyinbo rape saga.
Busola in a recent interview granted to the UK Guardian revealed that she was forced into a van by armed men who had mandated her to speak with their superior officer.
She also recounted how she was handed a document containing allegations of “criminal conspiracy, falsehood, mischief and threat to life” and forced to sign.
According to her, the contents of the letter were not against Fatoyinbo, but against her and her husband.
She revealed that the incident had occurred after a tinted mini-bus pulled up on her having followed her while she was driving into her home in Lagos.
In her words: “One was holding a gun and the second, a letter. They told me they were from IG’s (Inspector-General of Police) office in Abuja, and that I needed to sign this letter and acknowledge it.
“Our culture doesn’t allow speaking of these sorts of things against anointed men of God. They’d rather hide it, and the party that is being victimised tends to live with that self-blame.
“The damage on the survivor is extremely terrible, but the society, the church, keeps sweeping things under the carpet.”
However, Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions over this new revelation. While some appear to believe her, some others appear not convinced by her story of forceful signature.
A twitter user @EromoEgbejule asked “Is this what everybody goes through…everybody that says something about someone influential?… Who is going to be there for someone nobody knows?” while yet another user @ebelee_ said ”Why does the world want to silence survivors so badly. Why do you want to put victims through more trauma than they already went through! Why do we have more empathy for RAPISTS than RAPE VICTIMS? This Busola Dakolo story is beyond me. Imagine threatening someone into silence”
But some other users appear not to be buying into the story, @Solarababa_ opine that ”shey I no tell-all Of una? Nobody forced Busola Dakolo to drop any case, she sees say she no fit win the case and she might end up in jail so she went on her knees to seek for peaceful arrangement, she dropped the case herself… #BusolaDakolo.
"Is this what everybody goes through…everybody that says something about someone that is influential?…Who is going to be there for someone nobody knows?”
We spoke to Busola Dakolo about the police investigation of her #MeToo case. https://t.co/CK0qudLmNJ
— Eromo Egbejule (@EromoEgbejule) August 6, 2019
Why does the world want to silence survivors so badly . Why do you want to put victims through more trauma than they already went through ! Why do we have more empathy for RAPISTS than RAPE VICTIMS . This Busola Dakolo story is beyond me . Imagine threatening someone into silence https://t.co/8Ni0NGW62v
— ebele. (@ebelee_) August 7, 2019
You were forced to sign at gunpoint and you're revealing to the public now? The police that force you to sign, don't you think they know your house to shoot you when you reveal this to the public? This Busola Dakolo thinks we're fools.. Stop this your social media diplomacy abeg.
— Behemoth? (@EbereMcLarry) August 7, 2019
This country is sick
And now people will come and be asking why rape victims don't report to the police
Which yeye police do they want to report to, is it the ones that corruption is their second name or the ones that are owned by people in power
I feel for busola Dakolo https://t.co/IENlbKBPXf
— Queen of kings (@Iyunoluwa1) August 7, 2019
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