As the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) and Busola Dakolo saga drags on, the Nigeria Police Force has said that the invitation served singer Timi Dakolo and wife, Busola, should not be misconstrued for an arrest warrant.
Concise News reports that the Police on Saturday delivered separate letters to both Timi and his wife, Busola, asking them to report for questioning on Tuesday.
The police say they are investigating a case of criminal conspiracy, falsehood, mischief and threat to life that the Dakolos name was mentioned.
Busola had accused Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of sexual assault while she was underage.
The preacher has since stepped aside from church role following public outrage, while Busola formally lodged complaints to the police.
Spokesman for the police, DCP Frank Mba, said in a statement that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, appealed for calm, and is reassuring Nigerians that the Force under his watch will remain professional, impartial and unreservedly committed to the pursuit of justice in this case and all other cases before it.
“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,” the statement read.
“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.”