As the controversy surrounding the rape allegation by Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo rages on, a powerful voice has commended Timi Dakolo, for his uncommon courage and support for his wife.
That voice is coming from ace Nigerian actor and former commissioner in Delta State, Richard Mofe-Damijo, fondly called RMD. In a message posted on his verified instagram handle, Mofe-Damijo said “two sides to a story does not invalidate the truth.”
According RMD, it is only the victim that knows what she feels and that it is unwise for people to make misguided comments about someone else’s pain.
RMD wrote on his Instagram page:
“Two sides to a story does NOT invalidate the truth of the abused, the molested, the hurting. Do NOT be quick to rebut someone’s pain. Do NOT speak too hastily for someone who can speak for themselves. Do NOT expect a rape story to make sense to you because when a predator strikes, the circumstances are not his first thoughts.”
RMD thanked Busola for the courage to speak up in such a situation, identifying with her using hashtags that condemn rape and encourages the validation of truth above lies -#lettruthbetold, #lettruthprevail, #saynotorape.
Further, he showered encomiums on Busola’s husband, Timi Dakolo, for being a “good support system” for the wife, concluding “na man u be”, which is Nigeria Pidgin language meaning “you are a man.”
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Two sides to a story does NOT invalidate the truth of the abused, the molested, the hurting. Do NOT be quick to rebut someone’s pain. Do NOT speak too hastily for someone who can speak for themselves. Do NOT expect a rape story to make sense to you because when a predator strikes, the circumstances are not his first thoughts. Thank you @busoladakolo for finding your voice and thank you @timidakolo for being an amazing support system for your wife, na man you be. #rmdsaysso #lettruthbetold #letthetruthprevail #notorape
There have been different schools of thought since the video where Bukola accused Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo surfaced online. The reactions have been coming from both sides.
However, while some members of his church have been speaking up for him, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo himself has so far not officially commented on the allegation by Busola.
Certainly the drama continues.