Following the rape allegation saga involving Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) senior pastor and founder, Biodun Fatoyinbo, the Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu to ensure justice is served.
Recall that Busola Dakolo, wife of Nigeria’s inspirational singer, Timi Dakolo, had accused the pastor of rape when she was 17 years, a story that was verified after another lady who claimed to have worked with the pastor previously came put to also state that she was raped by him.
The allegation necessitated the stepping down of Fatoyinbo as the Senior Pastor of the church.
However, Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi, Convener of COPA in a statement on Monday urged Adamu to ensure the matter was not swept under the carpet and that the suspect should be tried in Lagos where the matter was reported.
He called on the police to handle the case in Lagos where the victims resides, adding that “our demands are simply that the matter be allowed its due course within the jurisdiction where the complaint was filed”.
He called on the police to take urgent action on the matter that had already in the public glare without giving rooms for doubt in their ability.
He also urged the police to execute a valid and active warrant of arrest against Fatoyimbo in order to restore the confidence of the ordinary Nigerians.
The COPA leader further stated that the coalition would diligently continue to monitor matters as they arise to ensure fairness and justice.
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