The federal high court sitting in Abuja has served Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), a summon document to make an appearance within 14 days.
This was made known in a court summon dated September 6 and seen by TheCable on Monday.
Busola Dakolo, a celebrity photographer, had previously accused Fatoyinbo of having sexual relations with her on two occasions in 2002 when she was a teenager.
“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 Mrs. Busola Dakolo; and take notice that in default the claimant may proceed, and judgement may be given in your absence,” the summon read.
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.”
After the allegations were made, there were protests and Fatoyinbo stepped down from the altar of the church saying the move would allow him “submit to the concerns of my spiritual mentors as they consider all the issues that have been raised against me”.