Recenly Nigeria have witnessed an increase in the number of rape and sexual harassment cases.
A series of sexual assault cases have lately made headlines nationwide, sparking outrage and protest in some parts of the country.
While we keep seeking justice for the innocent victims, some of who lost their lives in the process, it seems rather unfair that most women are now taking advantage of the current situation.
All we see on the internet nowadays are women trying to objectify all MEN as rapists.
In some cases, some of these women were previously involved in failed ‘relationships’, but instead they are now boldly making sexual assault claims.
Celebrities happens to be their major targets, as noted by a Nigerian activist Reno Omokri, in one of his recent posts on Twitter.
“Without evidence, it is hard to tell if consensual coitus with a nobody is being passed off as rape, when that nobody becomes a celebrity. If such decades old allegations are accepted without scrutiny, every successful person can become a target”.
I think Omokri has a point there, it’s really hard to tell when a “consensual coitus” is termed as rape. Why would the alleged victim wait for the person to become a celebrity before making a case?
Rape is a very serious crime and in Nigeria the seriousness of the crime is acknowledged as it carries a life sentence.
Therefore it would be unfair to associate anyone with such crime, for a selfish gain.