Actor Bishop Umoh aka Okon Lagos has clarified his statement concerning an allegation against Abuja policemen and rape of some prostitutes.
Yesterday, the Nollywood comedian shared a video in which he is heard saying he saw a protests against the Policemen saying they raped the prostitutes “Ashawo”.
According to him, it is a wrong allegation because rape is taking away someone’s dignity which in this case, “Ashawo no get self-pride and dignity” so the case should be called Theft not rape. He says in this case, the Police men were only stealing their product and merchandise and not rape.
He captioned the video:
“Both are criminal acts but different… Rape and Theft. There is a little of one in another #okonlagos #okonrepublic #iyammi #chisos #wosappen”
— Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) May 15, 2019
The video generated lots of reactions from Nigerians, some of whom slammed him after perceiving he was justifying rape. To clear the air, Okon Lagos shared:
It’s terrible when we give a dog a bad name in order to hang it. Who justifies rape? Obviously not me. I think lots of people have problems with hearing and comprehension. Listen well again to the video I made. I never defended the animals that raped the girls. I only tried to open up another perspective to the crime they committed and that is robbery which attracts in most cases, instant death penalty by jungle justice while also condemning commercial sex hawking! Hear, Listen, Understand or shut up!!!