The Nigeria Police Force has assured that it’s invitation to Mrs. Busola Dakolo and her husband Timi was not synonymous with a Warrant of Arrest.
It also assured that the police was not out to intimidate the Dakolos.
Force Public relations officer, DCP Frank Mba in a statement Saturday night acknowledged that it was police operatives that served official invitation letters on Busola and Timi Dakolo.
According to him, the invitation was based on an on-going investigation involving Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, Busola Dakolo, and others.
The statement read in part: “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.
“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.
“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammad Adamu NPM, mni has appealed for calm, and is reassuring Nigerians that the Police 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.”
Timi, had shared the invitation letters on his Instagram account on Saturday, though he later deleted them.
He had also vowed to fight for his wife and children insisting they would not be intimidated into recanting the rape allegation.
Also reacting to the police invitation, wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, warned the Inspector General of Police not to intimidate the Dakolos