The Nigerian Police have confirmed that they indeed invited Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo and his wife Busola Dakolo for questioning.
In a statement by a representative of the Police force, Frank Mba, the police confirmed that they invited the singer and his wife for questioning but that the letter shouldn’t be construed as an arrest, but rather an investigative tool to be better able to investigate the case.
The statement by the police reads:
“It is important however to note that a Police Invitation Letter is not synonymous with a Warrant of Arrest, and must not be construed to be one. Rather, it is a polite investigative tool used in eliciting information voluntarily from parties to aid police investigations.’
And that ‘members of the public should see it as a legitimate act in line with the constitutional mandate of the police, which among other things include the investigation of all complaints brought before it.’
Recall that Timi Dakolo had posted on his Instagram that there were armed men at his door, later posting a photo of the letter of invitation which he called a means of intimidation by COZA pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.
In that post he’d said:
Our lawyers had told us to get ready for this letter.
We have long been ready for this type of institutionalized intimidation and dirtiness.
You picked the wrong one and you picked the wrong time. Nigerians are more awake than you think .
I will fight for my wife and my children -it’s the promise I made with my life and one I intend to keep .I will defend them from the unrelenting attack of a weak man who thinks he can use money and power to cover for all of his crimes.
Like I said ,we have since been ready .
GIVE US THE FIRE, THEN WATCH ME WORK!