Former Nollywood actress and mum-of-three, Victoria Inyama, has told Nigerian women that they have a role to play in curbing sexual violence against themselves.
The actress turned psychologist offered that Nigerian women need to comport themselves and dress decently as part of tasking responsibility for their own safety against rape.
Inyama in a video shared on her IG page, said it is obvious the Nigerian government isn’t ready to fix a penalty to rape crime and so to avoid being a victim of rape, ladies should endeavor to dress appropriately so they do not “trigger” the perpetrators of rape crimes.
According to unverifiable sources, over four thousand rape cases have been recorded across the country since the COVID-19 pandemic began in February this year.
She posted the video on her IG page and wrote:
”Appropriate Dressing & Comportment
It’s obvious to me that the Nigerian government is not really ready to put a fixed penalty to Rape and so l beg my ladies (minus the minors or aged victims) to plsssss dress in appropriate clothing so as to reduce the trigger for the perpetrators……
A lot of these Perpetrators have underlying mental health issues & being around them in certain clothing is a trigger…..sadly the victim still gets to be shamed & ridiculed, so since this government is Not ready to do much, it would be wise to safeguard yourself.
Yes it’s not about the dressing some will say & compare with Europe & America but remember they take Rape cases seriously unlike Nigerian…..Think about it”