Adebayo Adenrele

The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Ekiti State, Hon. Olawale Fapohunda SAN, has assured the residents of the state that the Governor-elect, Abiodun Abayomi Oyebanji, will continue to fight against the spike of rape in Ekiti State.

Hon. Fapounda gave his words to parents of child victims of rape in his office on Thursday that there is absolutely no need to worry about the post Governor Fayemi era, assuring that Oyebanji, was sufficiently aware of the crisis of rape in Ekiti State and would rather intensify than stop the fight.

According to the Attorney General, the zero tolerance policy for all forms of sexual violence in Ekiti State is appropriately enshrined in the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, thus legally sustainable by the incoming administration.

Fapounda said the Ministry of Justice was concerned about the recent spike in cases of child rape in Ekiti State, as elsewhere, and will not rest on its oars until it is totally eradicated.

The Attorney General also confirmed that his office was currently prosecuting a Prophet who raped a 13 year old girl and another who raped eight girls all under the age of 14.

Ekiti State has been at the forefront of prosecuting and getting judgements against perpetrators of rape and other forms of gender-based violences.

Fapounda assured that his ministry will not cease or reduce the tempo, except the perpetrators have a rethink and turn over a new leaf.