The Nigerian Police Force has confirmed inviting Busola Dakolo and her husband Timi Dakolo to aid an ongoing investigation.
A statement by DCP Frank Mba confirmed that the Force’s operatives “served official Invitation Letters on Bisola and Timi Dakolo” on Saturday.
“The invitation is sequel to an on-going police investigation touching on the wider and highly publicised case involving Busola Dakolo, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and others,” the statement said.
Timi Dakolo had raised alarm after seeing a bus with armed men in front of his house. The bus was later confirmed to be a police-registered vehicle.
The statement continued:
It is important however to note that a Police Invitation Letter is not synonymous with a Warrant of Arrest, and must not be construed to be one. Rather, it is a polite investigative tool used in eliciting information voluntarily from parties to aid police investigations.
Members of the public should see it as a legitimate act in line with the constitutional mandate of the police, which among other things include the investigation of all complaints brought before it.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP MA Adamu NPM, mni has appealed for calm, and is reassuring Nigerians that the Police Force under his watch will remain professional, impartial and unreservedly committed to the pursuit of justice in this case and all other cases before it.