- Actress Foluke Daramola-Salako has been an advocate for people abused sexually
- The actress through her foundation, Passion Against Rape and Abuse Africa (PARAA), said that 75% of the rape cases have religious leaders fingered while on a programme with Funmi Iyanda
- Foluke was a victim as a teenager when she was forcefully taken by their tenant
Nollywood actress Foluke Daramola-Salako has made a submission about religious leaders been named in many rape cases in Nigeria.
The actress who is the founder of Passion Against Rape and Abuse Africa (PARAA) said that 75% of the rape cases brought before her foundation were perpetrated by respected religious leaders.
Foluke made this known an interview with media personality, Funmi Iyanda, while on her programme, Public Eye.
The actress who experienced rape as a teenager, she was sexually abused by their tenant at 17, claimed that 75% of the cases she has on her table are from religious leaders but unfortunately, she said they don't get to the end of it most of the time. This is because as soon as they get started investigating the allegation, parents of the abused always beg her foundation to leave the accused religious leader to God.
She said: “75% of the cases I have on my table are from religious leaders, and a lot of time, we don’t get to the end of it, because when we start, the family would come and tell us we should leave the religious leader to God.”
The mother of two beautiful daughters also dismissed the generally believed notion that indecent dressing is the cause of the high rate of rape cases in Nigeria. She noted that the most vulnerable people raped are children, teenagers, and women who have advanced in age and not strong enough to defend themselves.
“Nothing attracts rape, it is a sign of weakness. Why do they rape minors, teenagers, and even old women, is that also about indecent dressing?
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that popular female celebrities took the march demanding justice to the streets of Lagos and seat of power, Abuja, in a bid to protest against the continuous cases of sexual abuse.
Nollywood actresses Hilda Dokubo, Tonto Dikeh, comedian Warri Pikin and media personality Bolanle Olukanni, were among popular celebrities who were spotted lending their voices to the Stand to End Rape cause.
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