- …Says its stealing and not rape
- …Says prostitutes have no dignity
- …stands his ground in new video
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Popular Nollywood actor, Bishop Ukoh, a.k.a Okon Lagos, has come under fire for absolving policemen who rape prostitutes of rape charges.
Nollywood actor, Bishop Ukoh popularly known as Okon Lagos
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Recall that some prostitutes were arrested in Abuja last week by the police during a raid led by the agents of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Joint Task Team.
The prostitutes had accused the Abuja policemen of rape and assault especially during the raid.
But Mr. Okon had, in a video earlier released, absolved the policemen of rape charges, maintaining that prostitutes should not press for rape charges but stealing since, according to him, they have no dignity.
He said the policemen forcefully took what ‘product’ the prostitutes were selling without paying for it and by so doing, they committed theft and not rape.
The Nollywood actor said that the offence would have been rape only if the act was committed against a woman who is not in the profession of prostitution.
According to him, “…Well, that is a wrong charge. The charge should not be rape because there is a difference between rape and stealing.
“What those police officers did in Abuja was not rape but stealing’ because they forcefully took what the prostitutes sell and did not pay money.
“So that is stealing of their product and merchandise. There is a little of one in another
“Prostitutes no get self-pride and dignity. Both are criminal acts but different… Rape and Theft.”
Looking at this from another angle Okon is actually right pic.twitter.com/GHu90H2dXX
— Inspector 🚨 (@Ba3_low) 16 May 2019
However, following backlash over his comments on the development, Mr. Okon Lagos, has released another video, reaffirming his earlier stand on the matter.
He, however, corrected that he did not justify rape in his earlier video.
Watch the video clips below:
Arguments are still ongoing as to what exactly is compelling Okon Lagos to posit his claims on the rights of prostitutes.
The trend started Wednesday evening when the comedian and actor made a video stating that the Abuja girls who were raped by police have no ‘dignity’.
— BlueprintAfric (@blueprintafric) 16 May 2019
Okon Lagos releases another video, refuses to apologize for “defending” Abuja policemen who “stole” rape from ladies accused of being prostitutes pic.twitter.com/f87HZ4Xh6w
— Uncle Suru (@unclexofficial) 16 May 2019