By Alao Abiodun
Rape is assessed as a legal offence anyplace on this planet.
The demise of 22-year-old Uwa Omozuwa, an undergraduate who was allegedly raped and attacked inside a church premises, demise of Bello Barakat in Ibadan and plenty of different rising circumstances of rape sparked outrage with many Nigerians taking a stand in opposition to rape and sexual violence.
Equally, quite a few reported circumstances have proven that kids and minors are additionally victims of rape.
Many attributed lack of current legal guidelines to function deterrents, poor regulation enforcement, decline in our ethical requirements and poor state of the schooling as answerable for rising circumstances of rape.
Through the years, some Nigerian celebrities have been enmeshed in numerous rape allegations and have been topic of public derision.
Lots of the accusers have known as them out on social media.
Under are some prime personalities in Nigeria accused of rape:
*Dbanj – Dapo Oyebanjo
A expertise/mannequin scout, Benjamin Ese, alleged that Dbanj raped his buddy two years in the past.
His accusations got here after the singer joined the marketing campaign in opposition to sexual violence and demanded justice for rape victims in a publish on his Instagram web page.
Not disclosing the buddy’s identify, Ese wrote that his buddy had attended a celebration in Lagos and was sighted by Dbanj, who allegedly needed her.
He went on to disclose how she was allegedly raped by the musician.
He stated Dbanj provided the buddy in query cash in change for intercourse, and he or she refused.
In line with him, the incident occurred in a resort in Victoria Island. He stated Dbanj collected the spare key of the woman’s resort room from the receptionist and allegedly raped her there.
Though he didn’t point out the identify of his buddy, he stated she determined to maintain quiet after the incident due to the stigma.
Dbanj was but to reply to the allegation on the time of this report.
*Brymo – Ọlawale Ọlọfọrọ
A twitter person recognized as @Biligquis in a tweet on April 29 shared a screenshot of narration by the alleged sufferer.
The alleged sufferer claims to an enormous fan of Brymo and had gone on a go to to the singer’s home along with her buddy.
However on getting there, the “Ara” crooner allegedly couldn’t let her go as he was attractive and one factor led to the opposite.
The singer additionally allegedly threatened to sleep with the sufferer’s buddy.
Nevertheless, Brymo’s supervisor, Present Adene of KFN stated: “Brymo is just not going to touch upon that challenge, I’m his supervisor and we wouldn’t wish to touch upon this challenge, as they are going to hear from our lawyer quickly.”
Requested if the singer’s silence means he was responsible, the supervisor stated: “I don’t know. What the media or anyone needs to name it like I stated, we’re going to go authorized on the difficulty”.
Nevertheless, Brymo lastly responded days later. He stated the allegations in opposition to him had been false.
He known as on his accusers to come back ahead.
*Kogi Commissioner of Water Sources, Abdulmumini Danga
A girl, recognized as Elizabeth Oyeniyi, additionally accused Abdulmumini Danga, Kogi Commissioner of Water assets, of raping her.
In a viral video, Oyeniyi stated the commissioner kidnapped her over a Fb publish in opposition to him.
She additional accused the commissioner of creating her report a video to recant her Fb claims.
Governor Yahaya Bello nevertheless ordered an investigation into the matter.
Commissioner for Info, Kingsley Fanwo stated the governor ordered the investigation so the reality may be uncovered.
*MC Galaxy – Harmless Udeme Udofot
In July 2019, actress Simbee Davis accused pop singer Mc Galaxy of raping her over 9 years in the past.
Her disclosure got here on the heels of Timi Dakolo’s rape allegation in opposition to Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo final 12 months.
She broke her silence on Instagram the place she narrated how the singer molested her at knifepoint after which “made positive she took medication to keep away from being pregnant.”
She alleged MC Galaxy carried out the act at an condo in Mount Zion street in Calabar, Cross River state, between 2009 and 2010.
Mc Galaxy was additionally within the information following a nudity scandal with Etinosa Idemudia, actress and filmmaker.
*Biodun Fatoyinbo Vs Busola Dakolo
Busola, married to in style musician Timi Dakolo, in June 2019 accused Pastor Fatoyinbo of raping her twice.
The allegations went viral on social media with some saying it had triggered Nigeria’s #MeToo second.
Mrs. Dakolo informed YNaija that she was solely 16 when Fatoyinbo got here to her household residence in Ilorin and raped her, deflowering her within the course of.
The mom of three stated the primary encounter occurred on a morning when Fatoyinbo knocked on the door of her household dwelling in Ilorin. The household had been a long-time member of COZA.
The allegation additionally compelled the pastor to go on “depart of absence from the pulpit” for weeks as a result of it was the “proper factor to do”. He, nevertheless, denied any wrongdoing.
Busola nevertheless in September 2019 sued the founding father of COZA to court docket for deliberately inflicting and inflicting her steady emotional misery.
In a response to the lawsuit, Fatoyinbo filed a counter-claim stating that the accusations from Busola must be dismissed as a result of it was frivolous and statute-barred.
Mrs Dakolo’s allegation got here six years after Mr Fatoyinbo confronted allegations of sexual misconduct and adultery from two ladies, together with Ese Walters. The 2 different ladies didn’t accuse Mr Fatoyinbo of raping them, and so they additionally largely averted confronting him not like Mrs Dakolo.
In what seem to be an replace after virtually a 12 months for the reason that police started its investigations, Busola in a press release stated the police “handed over its report back to the Ministry of Justice in Abuja for onward prosecution of Biodun Fatoyinbo.”
*Peruzzi – Okoh Tobechukwu
Peruzzi, who’s signed on to Davido’s DMW, has responded to a rape allegation leveled in opposition to him by a woman recognized as Princess.
Princess, who tweeted from the deal with @Jayamah22, alleged that the singer raped her in 2012, regardless of courting her buddy on the time.
She narrated that she went along with her buddy to the singer’s home and ended up sleeping there, which allegedly led to her being raped.
Princess admitted she was younger and naive however added that it was no excuse for him (Peruzzi) to benefit from her.
Perruzzi nevertheless denied the allegations on Twitter.
He tweeted: “MY NAME IS OKOH TOBECHUKWU, I HAVE NEVER AND WILL NEVER BE A RAPIST.”
Peruzzi, who is just not a stranger to controversies, was accused by a UK-based singer, Daffy Blanco, of rape earlier within the 12 months.
Blanco stated she didn’t press prices in opposition to Peruzzi due to DMW lawyer whom she recognized as Bobo.