The dramatic events of Saturday where armed men laid seige at Timi Dakolo’s residence sent shockwaves across the country.
In an attempt to further clarify the details of the incident, Timi and his wife Busola Dakolo singer and his wife held a press conference in Lagos.
At the press conference, Timi revealed Busola told him about the rape incident last year.
According to him, she had made several attempts to tell him but she would stop until last year when she summoned the courage and opened up to him.
He said after his wife said her truth to him, he was saddened that such a thing could happen to her in church. After that, he encouraged her to tell her story to the world no matter the circumstance. He vowed to be by his wife’s side all through this journey.
Timi also raised concerns on the manner in which the letter of summons was delivered to him and his wife yesterday Saturday July 19th by the police. Timi maintained that what happened at his house yesterday was nothing but intimidation.
He wondered why the policemen will send armed men to come invite him and his wife for questioning.
He alleged threat to his life and family since Busola spoke out her truth. According to him, strange people have shown up at his place unannounced at several times. He also said that some persons have also trailed himself and his wife whenever they go out.
He refuted claims that he is seeking financial gains with the rape saga.
According to Timi, he is a singer who makes money from performances as well as collect royalties from some of his works. He also added that he writes songs for some foreign artistes.
Timi said there is a difference between a sin and a crime and that anyone who commits a crime must pay for it.
He added that Nigerians have encouraged the culture where victims of abuse are forced to keep quiet and carry the baggage to their matrimonial homes where they cannot even reveal such to their spouses.
The musician said he found it abnormal for him to sit with someone to discuss his wife’s sexuality.