Busola Dakolo on Monday said she did not make any monetary claim for damages or compensation in the suit filed by her at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The socialite had sued the Founder of Commowealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, at the FCT High Court following emotional distress she allegedly suffered after an alleged sexual assault by Fatoyinbo when she was 17.
Counsel to Dakolo and public interest lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, made the clarification in a statement obtained by journalists in Abuja.
According to him, the N10m quoted by the media is the cost of the action carried out by her lawyers, to wit, litigation fee.
He said, “Following the misinformation being circulated in print and social media on the pending suit filed by our client, it has become imperative to address and clarify the true state of affairs.
“The Nigeria Police Force is still investigating the allegation of rape made by our client against the person of Biodun Fatoyinbo.
“In furtherance of the Police investigation, the suspect (Biodun Fatoyinbo) was confronted by the complainant (our client) on September 5, 2019 at the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Area 10, Abuja, during an investigation conference presided over by Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mike Ogbizi.
“The Police therefore has not taken anyone to court.
“However, our client, in furtherance of her civil rights, and in line with constitutional provisions, filed a civil suit against Biodun Fatoyinbo on September 6, 2019.
“The civil suit is independent of the criminal allegations and/or investigation of the Police.
“The suit has been the subject of several news headlines, albeit with a lot of misleading information. This missive is aimed at clarifying the misinformation and setting the records straight.
“First, 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.