Falana seeks prosecution of motorcyclist over alleged rape in Ekiti

A non-governmental organization, Women Empowerment and Legal Aid, (WELA) has appealed to police authorities in Ekiti State to act appropriately in the rape case involving one of its female clients.

The Chairperson of the organisation, Barrister Funmi Falana, in a letter to the state Commission of Police, Mr Tunde Mobayo said the matter must be properly investigated.

Falana in the letter entitled: Complaint On Rape, Assault and Inhuman Treatment On Miss Adesina, signed by Taiwo Omidoyin, also demanded the prosecution of the perpetrator of the inhuman act.

“We received a complaint in our office from the family members of Miss Adesina, (herein after referred to as our client), a 16-year-old girl, who is a victim of rape, assault and inhuman treatment.

“We are informed that the matter has now been transferred to the JWC unit of your command and the perpetrator already detained therein while our client is currently receiving medical care in the hospital.

“While we commend the efforts of the police so far in coming to the aid of our client, we passionately appeal to you (CP) to use your good office to ensure proper investigation of the matter, diligent prosecution and making the perpetrator face the full wrath of the law. We count on your utmost professionalism in this regard sir”.

Narrating how the incident occurred, Falana said, “Our client was around the vicinity of Secretariat road, Ado Ekiti around 2pm on August 10, 2020, when a motorcyclist approached her that someone requests to buy groundnut, which she sells on the next street.

“The motorcyclist offered to convey her to the purported customer, but the biker rode to an unknown place, tricked, threatened and assaulted her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her after robbing her of her money.

“It was some neighbours who heard the shout of our client that broke into the said apartment, got hold of the perpetrator and handed the matter to the police”.

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