Busola VS Fatoyinbo: Court Vindicates Fatoyinbo, Fines Busola N1m
An Abuja Federal High Court, 12, sitting at Bwari, has awarded a N1,000,000 fine against Busola Dakolo, wife of hip-hop singer, Timi Dakolo on Thursday.
Justice Oathman A. Musa while giving his judgment dismissed the case filed by Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).
He held that the case was empty and purely sentimental and also an abuse of judicial process.
Also, Justice Musa further ruled that the case was aimed more at cruelty than obtaining justice.
In the light of that , he fined Busola the sum N1,000,000 and held that the fine should have been 10 times more because the court’s time was wasted according to www.vanguardngr.com
Recall that Busola filed a rape suit against the COZA pastor for alleged rape in 2002 while she was a member of the church.
The case has caused some public unrest as some concerned Nigerians staged a protest to COZA headquarters in Abuja seeking that Fatoyinbo be removed as pastor.
Fatoyinbo’s legal team led by Dr. Alex Izinyon (SAN), had however argued that the prayers in the suit were ungranted by the court, and that the suit was frivolous and an abuse of court process.
However, the accussed, Fatoyinbo wasn’t in court because he’s not required to appear in person for a civil matter. He was however represented by his lawyers.
Since the verdict on Thursday, there has been mixed reactions on social media.
Here are some of the reactions from Twitters users.
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