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COZA: Femi Falana explains his relationship with the Dakolos

Timi and Busola Dakolo


COZA: Femi Falana explains his relationship with the Dakolos

Mr Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has said his chambers is not holding brief for Mr Timi and Mrs Busola Dakolo.

The human rights lawyer said he was contacted after the Dakolos had written their petition.

Falana who clarified his position to the Punch said he only intervened when the family expressed fear over their petition.

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He said, “They wrote their petition before contacting us. When they met us, they expressed the fear that their petition might not be investigated. We intervened by requesting the police authorities to investigate the complaint. The IG has already granted the request…”

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Recall that the Falana on Monday confirmed that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had ordered the transfer of the case between the embattled Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, and the Dakokos to Lagos.

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He said this was because the Dakolos were the first to submit a petition to the police over the rape allegation against Fatoyinbo.

He said the IG also asked that the petitions of the two parties be consolidated.

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