The Coalition of Public Interest Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has commended the Nigerian Police for exhibiting high sense of intelligence in various investigation of rape allegations in the country.
Olajengbesi said the commendation became necessary following the conclusion of investigation on the allegation of rape levelled against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).
The Criminal Intelligence and Investigative Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja, had in a letter in March confirmed it had concluded investigation and had forwarded the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation (DPPF).
Olajengbesi said credit should be given to the Police for the thorough investigation, given the time it took them to conclude the work and forward to DPPF for prosecution.
“Yes, we’ve received communication on the progress of the investigation and the transfer of the Police’s findings to the DPP.
“We are excited and hopeful by this development, even as we believe that justice delayed cannot be denied.
“The crime of rape is heinous and must never be tolerated as that will give impetus to the culprit to victimise others.
“We now patiently await the ministry’s activation of the instrumentality of the law to prosecute Mr Fatoyinbo.
“Fatoyinbo’s conviction, if found guilty, will prove to the world, Nigeria’s stern and zero tolerance for criminality, regardless of who is involved.
“This is necessary in positioning our country as where the rule of law reigns supreme.
“The ball is now in the court of the ministry of justice through the DPP.
“We express the hope and faith that justice will finally be served in this matter,’’ Olajengbesi said.