Founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and his wife, Modele are presently out Nigeria.
The pastor who is facing investigation over an alleged rape leveled against him by Busola Dakolo announced his trip abroad on his official Instagram handle with the caption, “After long hours of flight, we landed safe and sound. Thank You, Jesus! On another note, we miss y’all already”
Meanwhile, a source very close to the church told TheNewsGuru, TNG under the condition of anonymity that the duo had truly travelled out of Nigeria, though he refused to mention the country.
Recall that during the initial investigation it was widely reported in the media that detectives from the Force Criminal Investigation Department were said to have seized the international passport of the embattled pastor after conducting a search of his home and office.
Meanwhile, the last that was heard of the rape allegation case in the news was when Fatoyinbo told a Federal High Court in Bwari Abuja, to dismiss the suit filed against him by Busola, alleging rape in 2002.
He also asked that the court to award him N50m jointly and severally against the claimant and her solicitor.
Busola, wife of celebrity musician, Timi Dakolo, claimed Fatoyinbo raped her in 2002 in Ilorin when she was 17 years old.
The pastor in the counter-claim filed on his behalf by Dr. Alex Iziyon (SAN) branded Busola’s suit as frivolous and statute-barred.
Besides, he said the reliefs sought by the petitioner were not grantable.
In a 14-point affidavit in support of Fatoyinbo’s counter-suit, his Executive Senior Assistant, Ademola Adetuberu, said he was “aware that the claimant made an allegation of rape and emotional distress before the Nigeria Police Force against the defendant which is still a subject of investigation.”
According to the deponent, Mrs Dakolo and her lawyer after filing the suit, leaked the documents to both electronic and print media organisations, with the story widely shared on the internet “to embarrass and scandalise the defendant”.
Fatoyinbo prayed the court to award him N50m jointly and severally against the claimant and her solicitor