Nigeria police have confirmed the invitation of Timi Dakolo, a popular musician, and his wife, Busola Dakolo.
They were invited in connection with the rape allegations made by Mrs Dakolo against a senior pastor at Commonwealth Zion Assembly (COZA), BIodun Fatoyinbo, the police said.
Mrs Dakolo alleged that the clergyman raped her in Ilorin, Kwara State, when she was 16.
Many Nigerians have asked that the police and religious organisations like Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) should investigate the case.
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, and some public figures have also called for a thorough investigation.
On Saturday, social media was again abuzz when Timi Dakolo posted the letter of invitation from the police and alleged that some officers stormed his residence in Lekki, Lagos State.
In response, the police in a statement posted on is official Twitter handle, confirmed that its operatives served invitation letters on the couple.
POLICE CONFIRM INVITING BISOLA AND TIMI DAKOLO
*Reassures Citizens of its Commitment to Justice
The Nigeria Police Force is confirming that its operatives today, 20th July, 2019 served official Invitation Letters on Bisola and Timi Dakolo.
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) July 21, 2019
“The invitation is sequel to an on-going police investigation touching on the wider and highly publicized case involving Busola Dakolo, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and others.
“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.”