Legendary singer cum actress, Onyeka Onwenu has decried the attitude of the Nigeria Police in handling cases of rape against women.
According to her, Nigerian security agents, particularly the Nigeria Police Force, joke with the matter of rape when reported to them.
“I think rape has always been part of our society, and we have not given it prominence because the security agents, like the police, do not take it seriously. It is a crime against womanhood, but it is not given the attention it deserves. That is because we have not really given women their due. Nigeria has not really protected the women,” she told Sun in an interview.
Speaking further, Onyeka said: “We do have domestic violence, rape and others but when it is reported to the police, they will simply say ‘just go and settle it’. They will even blame it on the woman by telling her, ‘eh na you cause am, na the way you dey waka provoke the man”.
Recall that in the last couple of years, Onyeka has been actively involved in politics. Currently, she is the Director General of National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), an office she was appointed to occupy by President Goodluck Jonathan in September 2013.
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