FIDA Lauds Ekiti Judiciary for Fight Against Rape


Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA) has praised Ekiti State judiciary for the conviction of a rape suspect, Babatunde Ibitoye, along with other related issues being tried expeditiously to cleanse the state of this type of ill-mannered behaviour.

Speaking with journalists in Ado Ekiti on Monday, the chairperson of FIDA in Ekiti, Mrs Rita Ilevbare, gave kudos to Ekiti judiciary for its landmark judgement committing Ibitoye to ten years jail term
without option of fine .

An Ado Ekiti High Court had through a judgement delivered by Justice Toyin Abodunde last week Tuesday jailed Ibitoye, a school proprietor for ten years, for defiling an 11-year old pupil of his school.

The offence , which was a breach of the State Child Rights Acts 2012, was committed in June 10, 2013 during the administration of ex-Governor Kayode Fayemi .

Ilevbare , who rued the rampancy rape cases in Ekiti in recent time, charged those who had fallen victims not to conceal useful information that could be of help, saying shrouding such information under secrecy had never helped the fight against the menace.

She pledged FIDA’s financial and psycho-social supports to the victims of rape, while also assuring that no efforts will be spared to ensure that perpetrators of such act are made to face severe