Timi Dakolo has laughed off reports that his wife, Busola Dakolo, made monetary demand in her suit against the senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo.
The suit was filed at the High Court in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Responding to the false reports in an Instagram live video, he said that N10 million was nothing to him.
“Dem say I dey look for 10 million, how much be 10 million? One weekend show. See, do you see this studio? Do you know how much to pay for this studio? Some Nigerians they do not have sense…they should better come and enjoy my life. Do I look like 10 million is my problem? Don’t go and be beliving all these lies. I was in the studio when someone now buzz me that ‘Timi you asked for 10 million,” he said.
Busola alleged in June that Fatoyinbo raped her as a teenager in Ilorin, Kwara State.
In a statement on Monday by Busola’s lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, she said the N10 million which she is asking the court to grant her in the suit “is the cost of the activities carried out by her lawyers, to wit, litigation fee.”
The statement said: “The suit has been the subject of several news headlines, albeit with a lot of misleading information. This missive is aimed at clarifying this misinformation and setting the records straight.
“Firstly, 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 of the time of filing the suit, the same had yet to be assigned to a judge for a hearing.
“Secondly, the court did not issue any summons on our client and the 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 the 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. This is because our client’s reason for filing the civil suit against Biodun Fatoyinbo is, inter-alia, for the court to make pronouncements on her rights as well as Biodun’s liabilities and also to help other victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse gain the courage to confront their abusers no matter how highly placed they may be.”