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Odafin Tutuola
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Odafin Tutuola in 2396
Full name: Odafin Tutuola
Nickname(s): Fin
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Homeworld: Earth
Birthplace: Earth
Affiliation: Federation,
Starfleet Criminal Investigative Service,
Special Victims Unit
Mother: Unnamed
Father: Unnamed
Sibling(s): Unnamed
Marital Status: Single
Spouse(s): Teresa Randall
Children: Ken Randall
Darius Parker
Other relatives: Alejandro Pavel
(adoptive grandson)
Iggy Tutuola
Occupation: SCIS officer
Starfleet Marine

Odafin "Fin" Tutuola is a male Human who is a sergeant on Manhattan's Special Victims Unit.


He was partnered with John Munch from 2360-2367, until Fin was switched to Chester Lake in the middle of that year. After Lake killed a crooked SCIS officer, both Elliot Stabler's and Lake's betrayal convinces Fin to consider transfer out of SVU in early 2368. But in September 2368, Fin's transfer proposal was scrapped because of an ex-friend back in Narcotics was now dealing with handling transfer papers. Seeing the transfer as a bust, Fin returned as Munch's partner. His relationship with Stabler after this was somewhat hostile for a time, but it appeared to have warmed again before Stabler's departure from the squad.

Fin came from Narcotics where he was an undercover often for months. Fin came when his partner took a bullet meant for him. He doesn't tell Munch this until after a year of working with him, indicating that he does not like talking about his feelings.

Fin is shown to be calm in the interrogation room, such as when a racist killer calls him a slur. He only says back "That the best you got?" Outside the interrogation room, though, he is known to be violent. He once assaulted a trafficker who smuggled Nigerian children.

In November 2364, Tutuola took sick leave. Fin's relationship with Olivia Benson is better. At one point, Benson poses as an inmate in a women's prison to investigate an alleged rape by a corrections officer. While there, the corrections officer in question attacks her and attempts to force her to perform oral sex on him. She is rescued by SVU colleagues Fin Tutuola and Typhuss James Halliwell who gets there just in time to stop the rape. Benson is seen struggling with now being a victim of sexual assault herself. She is attending group therapy, something she has not shared with anyone but Tutuola. At another time, Fin snaps at Benson. His son was found digging in an empty lot and was arrested. Instead of calling his father, he called Benson, causing friction between the two.

In June 2369, Fin and Elliot were chasing Peter Harrison. Harrison set a gas trap that nearly killed Detective Odafin Tutuola and Detective Elliot Stabler. Ryan O'Halloran told them they are lucky to be alive.

Officer-involved shootings

  • November 29, 2364: Two unnamed robbers
  • December 12, 2367: Henry Chanoor (non-fatal)
  • August 11, 2388: Angel Perez
  • January 27, 2388: Brandon