Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Kayode Fayemi on Thursday ordered the state Commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba, to conduct a full investigation into the alleged rape of a mother of three which occurred in Iludun Ekiti in Ilejemeje Local Government Area on Wednesday.
The governor ordered the investigation following an information on social media which had gone viral. The information claimed that a woman who took up bricklaying job to be able to feed her children and ‘drunkard’ husband was raped by male colleagues to punish her for refused to run errands for them.
According to THISDAY, the social media report said: “At 7a.m., this happened in Ilejemeje, Ekiti, woman takes up bricklaying job so she can feed her kids, husband is a drunk. Her fellow male bricklayers began sending her on errands to buy food. She refused yesterday and they decided to punish her today by raping her.”
Fayemi, who lamented the alarming rate of gender violence in the country, stated that he was sure that the police would carry out thorough investigation and bring the perpetrators to book.
The governor said the number of gender-based violence on the increase in the country to the extent that one out of every five women must have been raped or abused. He admonished people to come together and fight against gender-based violence.
He said: “We must all work together to fight this. We just learnt that a woman was violently molested at Iludun-Ekiti in Ilejemeje Local Government Area. I have asked the police to investigate whoever was responsible and bring the culprit to book.”