Nigerian Actor, Imeh Bishop is not having it easy with his fellow countrymen after he went on social media to defend policemen who demanded sex for bail from some of the women they arrested in Abuja night clubs for alleged prostitution.
For Imeh, who came into limelight through the ‘Okon Lagos’ movie, does not agree the women were raped by the policemen who arrested them, but the officers only “stole their product” from them and didn’t pay up, because ‘ashawo no get pride and dignity’.
He said on Instagram:
“There is a campaign going on on social media. Women, they go around, they do protest that police in Abuja they go and arrest commercial sex workers, that’s ashawo, and then they rape them.
“Well, that is a wrong charge. The charge should not be rape because there’s a difference between rape and stealing.”
“For rape now, na to just go… you go to have sex and collect by force, and take away their dignity and self pride wey ashawo no get.”
“Ashawo no get self pride and dignity.”
“So what happened there actually is stealing because those police now, if and only if they really went and forcefilly collect… and steal wetin this ashawo dey sell and they no pay money and they just waka and go away like that. So, that is stealing of their product and merchandise.”
Read below some of the comments made by Nigerians on Twitter:
Okon actually did a video talking about the Abuja women and how raping a prostitute is stealing and I’m actually very livid. in Big 2019 you are contributing to Rape Culture.
— Nurse Ratched (@_LOHI_) May 15, 2019
Okon just being a typical Okon.
Very dull even in real life
— California Dreaming (@CaliforniaPato) May 15, 2019
Okon really fucked up in these his latest video , These joke is tasteless, people should stop joking with a case as serious as rape , Ashiwo have dignity and ashiawo deserves some respect ; no body deserves to… https://t.co/fOcKJqmv3I
— Obadiahchikezie (@Obadiahchikezie) May 15, 2019
Just to be clear:
1. These women were never arrested or charged as prostitutes as this is not an offence known to our laws.
2. The FCT operates ACJA 2015 which stipulates that even suspects have a right to dignity.
3. SEX FOR BAIL IS RAPE
4. Okon is clearly a low budget idiot https://t.co/Qo7I79hLzu
— Amara Nwankpa (@Nwankpa_A) May 15, 2019
Okon is hilarious.
Okon is STUPID.
Don’t be Okon.
— O.R.G.U.Y. (@Orguy) May 15, 2019
I’ve always suspected that Okon guy to be a not so bright chap, now it’s been confirmed. This is what happens when you make idiots famous and little rich, 😂😂😂
— MindSculptor™ (@_MindSculptor) May 15, 2019
Once you collect market wey person dey sell by force, and you no come pay money, it’s called stealing, not rape.
” the charge should be stealing not rape ”
To me it’s even armed robbery oo, not just stealing.
Policemen always have arms with them.
Okon your mumu is epic.
— Charles Emeka (@Charles19480976) May 15, 2019
I wish dat okon character loses endorsement and his career in general with his loose insensitive and uncouth mouth. but this is naija so he won’t suffer any consequences.
— Ol’s network (@olsnetwork) May 15, 2019
Okon is expressing the view of an average Calabar man
— Mai Niger Delta Nta (@slimabasiama) May 15, 2019
Okon is a stupid man, married and still fucks around. Okon Lagos is a big time ashawo client. I have fucked him couple of times in ph and Lagos. Okon is ashawo too. Here is his number 07030459209. Stupid 4000 naira man. #wednesdaythoughts #BBNaija #MTN180Quiz #Nigeria #Okon
— Sheila (@Sheila18346459) May 15, 2019