The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed that its operatives on Saturday served official Invitation Letters on Bisola and Timi Dakolo.
According to a statement issued late Saturday by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the invitation is sequel to an on-going police investigation touching on the wider and highly publicized case of alleged rape involving Bisola Dakolo, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly and others.
The police noted however, 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,” the statement said.
Innocent Odoh, Abuja