Comedian Damilola Adekoya aka Princess has expressed sadness about how Nigerians handle the incidence of rape and sexual abuse.
During an interview with popular media personality Chude Jideonwo, Princess opined that the country is comprised of numerous abuse and rape apologists.
“A lot of Nigerians are actually rapists and rape apologists. Let me tell you, out of every 10 children who are abused, 5 of them would probably become abusers if they were not adequately rehabilitated. Are we ready for that talk? Already people are defiling 3 months old, 9 months old,’’ the veteran comedian said.
Continuing, Princess lamented how the rate of rape is increasing especially against children and elderly women.
“How can you rape a 78 year old woman in broad daylight? Where are we going? So what’s going to be next, I want to know when do we stop? That’s why I said we went from good, bad to sinister, this is a horror movie,’’ Princess said.
“Our children are our future, if we don’t stand for them, what do we gain? Any country that is progressing, watch them and learn how they take care of their elderly and children.
“I don’t care about your religion, our tradition, religion, Islam, and Christianity do not support you dehumanizing or abusing children. We have lost it! People will see a child being abused and they’ll walk away and say ‘It doesn’t concern me?’ what do you mean?! It concerns everybody.“
Further, Princess talked about how she dealt with fellow actor Baba Ijesha who molested her foster daughter, and how some people told her to drop the case until he was incarcerated.
“And the fact that, over the years like I told you, when I even deal with people the way they come, ‘Aunty princess let’s just drop the case,’ and some parents will even meet up with the perpetrators to negotiate a settlement. I saw one that they settled with a goat, it’s not done. It’s not done, we shouldn’t do this to our children, e go red o if we continue like this,’’ the thespian cried out.