The reported incident of Police officers rapping women alleged to be prostitutes in Abuja attracted widespread condemnation but popular Nigerian actor and comedian, Ime Bishop Umoh, seem to have a different opinion about the incident and has incited so many Nigerians by the comment he made on the matter.
Okon Lagos, as he is popularly called, is renowned for his comic character in movies.
He took to his Instagram page on Saturday morning to air his view on the Abuja police rape which has been in the news for some time now, stating that the police only stole the ladies’ ‘pride’ without payment and not rape as being alleged.
He further established a difference between rape and stealing, while also referring to the ladies as commercial sex workers.
Some of the ladies, who were convicted by a mobile court for alleged prostitution, had narrated how they were harassed, molested and assaulted by some men of the Nigeria Police in Abuja.
They also claimed that they were compelled to plead guilty when they were arraigned before the court by the police.
But Bishop in a video with the caption, ‘’ Both are criminal acts but different. Rape and theft there is a little of one in another’’ said the police only stole the ladies’ ‘products’ without paying.
However, a lot of his colleagues and Nigerians were not pleased with his post and have since chided him.
Here are some of such reactions
@dukeofspadess,’’ Stupidity is now the order of the day’’.
@olapelumi_kiki,’’ When you don’t have sense in movies and real’’.
@rexyaka22,’’ Very stupid statement he made’’.
@naijexoticcars,’’Why won’t he say that…are Calabar men not predominantly rapists’’.
@abdulrasheed_lani,’’it shall not be well with you sir’’.
@mzchi714,’’Shame on you and everything you stand for mehn’’.
@blessingbii,’’ this is so distasteful’’.
@nwaforkelvin,’’This man is really mad, use to think hr fakes it while on set’’.
@invictusobi,’’Lunatic, can’t even believe a grown man like this will make a joke out of this.smh’’.
@precious_musexoxo,’’Have never heard someone more foolish smh’’.