The senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, and Busola Dakolo have been summoned to appear before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja in two weeks.
The summon by the Federal High Court was served to Fatoyinbo and Dakolo on Monday, September 9, The Cable reports. The summon by the court read: “You are hereby commanded that within fourteen (14) days after the service of this writ on you, inclusive of the day of such service you do cause an appearance to be entered for you, in an action of Busola Dakolo; and take notice that in default the claimant may proceed, and judgement may be given in your absence.”
Documents show that Dakolo is alleging that the action was an “intentional infliction of emotional distress. “An order of this honourable court directing the defendant to publish a clearly worded apology to the claimant on the front page of at least two (2) national newspaper and two national televisions for seven days running consecutively. “An order of this honourable court directing the defendant to address a personal letter of apology to the claimant, showing honest remorse for his misdeeds.”
The controversial pastor made an appearance at the Force Criminal Investigation Division (FCID) of the Nigeria Police in Abuja on Tuesday, August 27. It was also gathered that Fatoyinbo was at the FCID headquarters for questions in relation to the allegations against him by Dakolo.