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Taking a stand against rape once again.

I know it’s been a while since I’ve written on the case of rape, but a recent occurrance has made me revisit the topic. To see my other posts on rape, click on the links below πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

https://amyshedrack200.wordpress.com/2020/07/23/say-no-to-rape

https://amyshedrack200.wordpress.com/2020/08/2/why-should-we-talk-about-rape

As I have said before, rape isn’t something that anybody should go through. It is disgusting and absolutely demoralizing. A few weeks back, I saw a story trending about a popular Yoruba actor here in Nigeria, known as Baba Ijesha getting arrested, after being caught on CCTV camera violating a 14 year old girl. I felt so angry and disappointed at the story, but most of all, I felt sorry for the girl.

To be honest, I didn’t really know whose child the girl was, until recently. Just few days ago, a popular Nigerian comedienne known as Princess, came out publicly in a video to say that the young girl raped, was actually her adopted daughter. If we go back a little bit, let me make it clear that the Baba Ijesha, is actually a close friend of the comedienne, Princess. Can you believe that? Someone close to her, who she actually trusted, went behind her back to do that? As I said in my post πŸ‘‰ Why should we talk about rape anyone can be a rapist, so never let your guard down.

According to Princess, she started noticing that something was off with her daughter and she tried to know what was going on with the girl. After sometime, her daughter confided in her that this man had actually raped her when she was 7 years old and was still violating her. I can’t even imagine how she must have felt hearing that her friend had done that to her daughter. I know for a fact that if I had been in her place, God forbid, I would have given the man the beating of a lifetime for doing that to my child.

Now, getting back to the story, after discovering this from her daughter, Princess had CCTV cameras installed in her house. Then, she invited the man over to her house saying she wanted to discuss something with him. She told everyone to leave the house and left only her daughter inside despite the girl’s discomfort. Before he arrived, Princess called him to say that she had gone somewhere nearby and would be gone for a while, so he had to wait for her. Arriving at the house, this man checked everywhere to make sure no one was inside and no cameras where there before he began to violate this girl. Unaware of the fact that CCTV cameras where installed in the house and that the child’s mother, Princess was watching everything on her phone. To cut the long story short, when the girl proceeded to go to the kitchen where there where no CCTV cameras, Princess immediately called the police, arrived at the house with them and confronted the man on why he would do that to her.

I have been following this story and what really got me angry was the fact that some people are actually taking his side and saying that he didn’t do it, requesting that the CCTV footage should be shown, claiming that he was led into a trap to tarnish his image. Come on!!! How daft can people be? Just because he’s a celebrity doesn’t mean he isn’t capable of committing the crime of rape. I have said it and I will say it again, anyone can be a rapist!! You people tell rape victims to speak up and when they do, you are the same ones that try to shut them down. Do we have any idea how that young girl is feeling right now? She can and will never be the same again!! Rape is rape, which ever way you want to see it. They are requesting for the CCTV footage, knowing quite well how traumatized the girl would feel seeing that video in public. Her mother had to do that, despite the girl’s discomfort, so that the man won’t be able to deny it. I’m glad the girl has a supportive adopted mother like Princess. Rather than blaming or calling the child a liar, she actually believed her and stood by her side.

I respect the girl for coming out to tell her story, it takes a lot of courage to do that. I have always hinted in my posts on rape, that we all have to take a stand against rape. If this girl committed suicide and the truth came out later, it would have been a different story altogether. If that had been the case, then I will see if this people will still support the man.

While investigations are still ongoing, I can only hope that the girl finds enough strength to move on. We all have a role to play in ensuring that rape cases are heard and talked about, never forget that. It’s now or never people, to take a stand against rape!!

13 replies on “Taking a stand against rape once again.”

Rape is the height of sexual violence and should be treated as murder. I have had to counsel rape victims and I can tell that they weren’t only violated sexually but murdered emotionally. I have been sexually assaulted before too, it a tough pain to bear.

However, I have refused to comment on Baba Ijesha’s case before and after watching the video, and I will still not comment on it here.

I stand against rape and condemn it. I have written on many platforms to condemn rape but I have come to realise that some cases are like the replay of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife scene. Yet, anyone accused of rape should be jailed if found guilty.

Rape should not be condoned or coloured in any way.

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I totally agree with you 🀝🀝. I’m really sorry to hear about your sexual assault and I’m glad you’ve moved on from it.
Rape should never be condoned or coloured in any way✊✊.

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No woman deserved to be raped. It is evil. For me castration should be the punishment. However on baba ijesha case, the footage in question did not show him raping princess. Rather he was harassing her, which is also bad. Let the police finish their investigation first. There should be a medical test on princess too.

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