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Actress Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju blasts Okon Lagos for justifying alleged rape of Abuja sex workers by police

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Actress Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju blasts Okon Lagos for justifying alleged rape of Abuja sex workers by police

Nollywood actress, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, has joined the multitudes of Nigerians condemning comic actor Ime Bishop Umoh for justifying the raid and alleged rape of some sex workers by policemen in the Federal Capital Territory [FCT].

The 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards'[AMVCA] Trailblazer award winner accused Umoh, better known by his stage name Okon Lagos, of trivialising a serious issue.

WuzupNigeria reports that no fewer than 70 ladies were arrested at different locations in the city on allegations they were sex workers. Their arrest sparked outrage among Nigerians when it was reported that the women were allegedly molested by the police after their arrest.

WuzupNigeria reports that Okon Lagos, however, released a video, defending the actions of the policemen. In the video, he had said the ladies who were molested were no better than the policemen.

He added that the policemen committed the crime of theft, not rape as claimed by the ladies. Okon also insisted that the ladies had no right to complain about what was done to them since they were sex workers.

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His reaction as generated outrage from several quarters and actress and film producer, Lala Akindoju, is not left out. Taking to Instagram, the 32-year-old accused Okon Lagos of making light of a serious issue.

She wrote:

Oga please don’t try and explain yourself out of this. Why didn’t you make a joke about their customers or the men who patronize them? But it’s always so easy to make jokes about the women. Also, the fact that a person is a commercial sex worker doesn’t mean they don’t have human rights!!! Only in Nigeria sha! Only in Nigeria!!!!

I am very angry and disappointed this morning. It is only in Nigeria that entertainers and comedians make jokes about rape and disabilities and still get to justify what is obviously wrong.

Mr Imeh Bishop sir, your video was inappropriate and wrong. You don’t make jokes about anything that has to do with rape especially when human beings and the violation of human rights are involved. Women were packed in their numbers and were raped repeatedly with policemen using pure water sachets as condoms and you think there’s a joke there???

You can’t suddenly turn this into ‘condemning commercial sex workers ‘ as it is shameful enough that our country punishes only the women and not the men who patronize them. It is also shameful that our country doesn’t care about human rights. Even if a person is a ‘criminal’ according to the Nigerian constitution, does that mean they have no rights????

What is bad is bad, that video was bad. The end!
@okonlagos

 

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I am very angry and disappointed this morning. It is only in Nigeria that entertainers and comedians make jokes about rape and disabilities and still get to justify what is obviously wrong. . . Mr Imeh Bishop sir, your video was inappropriate and wrong. You don’t make jokes about anything that has to do with rape especially when human beings and the violation of human rights are involved. Women were packed in their numbers and were raped repeatedly with policemen using pure water sachets as condoms and you think there’s a joke there??? . . You can’t suddenly turn this into ‘condemning commercial sex workers ‘ as it is shameful enough that our country punishes only the women and not the men who patronize them. It is also shameful that our country doesn’t care about human rights. Even if a person is a ‘criminal’ according to the Nigerian constitution, does that mean they have no rights???? . . What is bad is bad, that video was bad. The end! @okonlagos

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