The current social media trend that has proceeded to share Nigerian women’s rape experiences will open up a lot of can worms and be a life-changing moment for some men who may have been involved in past sexual offenses.
A Nigerian lady stepped out boldly on Wednesday morning to lay charges of rape against Nigerian singer Tobechukwu Victor Okoh, best known as Peruzzi.
Taking to Twitter, the lady known on the her platforn as Jayamah22 made a thread of how Peruzzi allegedly raped her at the Victoria Island 1004 building.
It happened in 2012, according to her, when she followed a friend of hers who happened to be Peruzzi’s girlfriend at that time, to his apartment on the 1004 building.
Read below her full story:
For so long I’ve kept this to myself but I have decided to speak out due to the boldness of Daffy Blanco & other rape victims. Let’s expose these rapist for who they are, they have no right to take advantage of us. #SayNoToRape #SayNoToRapist #SurvivingPeruzzi
So one time in 2012, I can’t really remember the date and the month But I accompanied a friend “Aisha” to 1004. And as at then, I think she had a thing with Peruzzi, I accompanied her there, we spent a night that day and I happened to stay in the same room with Aisha and Peruzzi
In the night, he started touching me without my consent, I tried to tell him that that’s wrong and besides he has a girlfriend lying in between. So I left the room and went to sleep in the mini parlour upstairs, I had to leave the room because I wasn’t comfortable anymore
I tried to tapping my friend to wake up so she’d understand what was going on but she was too fast asleep. So then I went to the parlour, and he came out and I had to tell him to leave if not I was going to create a scene.
He obliged and went back to the room and for some time he didn’t come out again. I left the parlour upstairs and went downstairs to the main parlour so I could sleep on the chair, I couldn’t sleep in the other rooms cos it was occupied with his other friends he had over
When I was already fast asleep, thinking he was just making advances and all, me saying “NO” maybe he got the message. Being deep asleep and I felt someone trying to unbuckle my pants and then I woke up
And I’m like “YOU CAN’T DO THAT IT’S WRONG” that is when we started struggling and he was “PRESSING ON MY NECK” Telling me I should chill and likes me, all this kind of shit and I’m like Yo! “I’M NOT INTERESTED”
At that point struggling was very stressful, you know he tore my PANT and then he did what he did, He raped me.
I was too naive to know that I was meant to go for test, i was too scared of going to the police because as at then my parents didn’t know I was in Lagos so I was scared to come out with the news and ithe whole story of him raping me.
I’ve kept this inside me for over 8 years now and I finally feel a bit of relief speaking out. I hope my story would encourage more suppressed rape victims to speaker out, no matter the situation you find yourself no one has any right to rape you!
I was young and naive but that was no excuse for him to take advantage of me. I hope this gives fellow rape victims the courage to speak out! #SayNoToRapist #SayNoToRape #whyididntreport #SurvivingPeruzzi pic.twitter.com/OXY4xuRWnZ
— Princess (@Jayamah22) June 2, 2020