Nollywood actor, Ime Bishop Ukoh, popularly known as Okon Lagos, has defended men of the Nigerian Police Force who were accused of raping some ladies who were accused of prostitution in Abuja.
KanyiDaily had reported how some policemen recently raided clubs, pubs and hotels in the Federal Capital Territory, after which some of the over 70 women arrested for allegedly being prostitutes, accused the policemen of raping them.
Reacting in a viral video, Bishop was heard saying he saw recent reactions and 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 said in this case, the Policemen were only stealing their product and merchandise and not rape. He said:
“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.”
Watch the video below: