Dakolo’s case could not stand because our laws are laws of evidence

Gboyega Alaka

Busola Dakolo’s rape allegation against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, could not stand because our laws are laws of evidence, which she could not produce at the time of hearing in court.

This much was enunciated by Barr. Olivia Nwachukwu, General Secretary, Federation of International Lawyers, FIDA recently at an event organised to flag-off 16 Days Activism in Lagos by NOPRIN Foundation and Project Alert.

Responding to a comment by one of the participants that the judgment on that case could discourage other victims who may be willing to come out, Nwachukwu said, “Our laws, especially the laws that we practise in Nigeria are laws of evidence and because Busola Dakolo’s case is sort of time-bound – from what we heard, the…

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