The Nigeria Police late Saturday confirmed its operatives were at the residence of Timi Dakolo to serve him and his wife Bisola an invitation letter in an ongoing rape investigation involving Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.
The police in a statement by Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, however, said the invitation is a polite investigative tool used in eliciting information voluntarily from parties to aid police investigations.
The police clarification appeared to come after several Nigerians, including wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, and human rights activists, Segalink and Abdul Mahmud condemned the invasion of the Dakolo’s residence.
Mba said the Police Invitation Letter is not synonymous with a Warrant of Arrest, and must not be construed to be one.
He said, “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.”
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