Popular Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola-Salako, has disclosed that about 75% of rape cases her organization had handled in the past were perpetrated by religious leaders.
Daramola-Salako made this startling revelation during her Instagram live session on Saturday while narrating her past ordeal of being raped by her tenant when she was 17.
According to her, “75% of the cases I have on my table are from religious leaders, and most times we don’t get to the end of it.
“This is because when we start investigating the cases, the family would come and tell us we should leave the religious leader to God.”
However, she disagrees with the claims that indecent dressing by ladies is responsible for the increase in the number of rape cases.
The actress explained that rape is just a sign of weakness by rapists, adding that “Nothing attracts rape. Why do they rape minors, teenagers, and even old women? Is that also about indecent dressing?”
In her view, most victims of rape cases in Nigeria are children, teenagers, and elderly women who do not dress indecently.
She added, “You hardly find rape cases against young women except for sexual assaults and abuse in workplaces, we find it mostly amongst children, teenagers, and elderly women, how come you are now telling me it is indecent dressing?”
On the other hand, the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Called for a death sentence as punishment for rapists in Nigeria. They made the Call on Saturday, 6th of June 2020.