Busola Dakolo has refuted claims of making N0million demand from Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.
The clarification was made by her lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi in a statement obtained by newsmen in Abuja.
According to Pelumi, the N10m quoted by the media is the cost of the action carried out by her lawyers, to wit, litigation fee.
He said, “Following the misinformation being circulated in print and social media on the pending suit filed by our client, it has become imperative to address and clarify the true state of affairs. “The Nigeria Police Force is still investigating the allegation of rape made by our client against the person of Biodun Fatoyinbo.
“In furtherance of the Police investigation, the suspect (Biodun Fatoyinbo) was confronted by the complainant (our client) on September 5, 2019, at the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Area 10, Abuja, during an investigation conference presided over by Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mike Ogbizi. “The Police, therefore, has not taken anyone to court. “However, our client, in furtherance of her civil rights, and in line with constitutional provisions, filed a civil suit against Biodun Fatoyinbo on September 6, 2019.
“The civil suit is independent of the criminal allegations and/or investigation of the Police. “The suit has been the subject of several news headlines, albeit with a lot of misleading information. This missive is aimed at clarifying the misinformation and setting the records straight. “First, our client filed the civil suit against Biodun Fatoyinbo on September 6, 2019, at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and not the Federal High Court, as widely reported.
“As at the time of filing the suit, the same was yet to be assigned to a judge for a hearing. “Secondly, the court did not issue any summons on our client and the fourteen (14) days given to the defendant (Biodun Fatoyinbo), within which to enter appearance to the writ of summons commences from the date of personal service of said suit on the person of Biodun Fatoyinbo and this certainly will be after the matter has been assigned to a judge. “Thirdly, our client has not sought any monetary damages and/or compensation against Biodun Fatoyinbo in her reliefs.