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 Commonwealth 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.
our client has not sought any monetary damages and/or compensation against Biodun Fatoyinbo in her reliefs. This is because our client’s reason for filing the civil suit against Biodun Fatoyinbo is, inter alia, for the court to make pronouncements on her rights as well as Biodun’s liabilities and also, to help other victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse gain the courage to confront their abusers, no matter how highly placed they may be.
“Importantly, the N10m quoted by the media is the cost of the action carried out by her lawyers, to wit, litigation fee.