Busola Dakolo, has taken to social media to react to her court case against Biodun Fatoyinbo being thrown out – In a lengthy post, she stated that having created awareness and given other women the courage to speak out was enough victory for her – Busola however made it clear the said man of God was not exonerated regardless of the ongoing jubilation by his supporters Ace photographer and wife to musician Timi Dakolo, Busola, has taken to social media to react to her court case against COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, being kicked out and it appears she’s taking it well.
Taking to her Instagram page, she shared a post which reads: “Awareness is victory”, and followed it with a lengthy post explaining how she felt about the case being thrown out, questioning the sanity of the country. Busola who expressed comprehension of the fact that the case was statute barred, stated that she took comfort in the fact that her decision to expose the controversial man of God and share her story, gave other women the courage to also speak out .
Read post below: “I have just been briefed by my lawyers on the court’s ruling in the matter before it pertaining to my stand against injustice represented by the reprehensible actions of Mr.
Biodun Fatoyinbo and, in light of the present and anticipated inquiries from friends, family and well-wishers, it is pertinent to convey my sincere reaction to said ruling. When I set about confronting one of my biggest fears and a horrible experience from my past, the first hurdle was finding the confidence to. Victims usually do not find a place for their voice, certainly not in our deeply conservative country where might is right and a virtue while innocence is a licence for abuse and disregard.
I had no illusions about the herculean task before me in not only openly confronting the man behind the mask but seeking remedy and sanction against him before the court.
I set out to ease the hurt, the sense of shame and abuse, the nightmares and traumas not by securing judicial victory only but by boldly sharing my story and calling out my transgressor robed in the vestiges of clerical power and pretense. I understood and accepted that by voicing out I was silencing the screams in the night. Ever since my story broke, the reactions were mixed but largely comforting. I noted that otherwise hushed victims of rape and sexual abuse were taking a cue from my stoicism in the face of ridicule and opposition and sharing their equally appalling stories. It is in this response that my victory was sealed, in knowing that one woman’s boldness could encourage others and challenge the institutionalized silence and the repression of the victim’s narrative by a culture of guilt-tripping, stigma and an inexplicable clamour to make irrational excuses for sexual offenders.