The President of PARA, Passion Against Rape and Abuse, and Nollywood veteran actress, Foluke Daramola-Salako, has hinted that about 75% of rape cases her organization had handled were perpetrated by religious leaders.
According to her, “75% of the cases I have on my table are from religious leaders and most times we don’t get to the end of it.
“This is because when we start investigating the cases, the family would come and tell us we should leave the religious leader to God.”
She further dismissed claims that indecent dressing by ladies is responsible for the increase in the number of rape cases.
The actress stressed that rape is just a sign of weakness by rapists, adding that “Nothing attracts rape. Why do they rape minors, teenagers, and even old women. Is that also about indecent dressing?
According to her, most victims of rape cases in Nigeria are children, teenagers and elderly women who do not dress indecently.
She added, “You hardly find rape cases against young women except for sexual assaults and abuse in workplaces, we find it mostly amongst children, teenagers, and elderly women, how come you are now telling me it is indecent dressing?
Meanwhile, the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) on Saturday demanded for death sentence as punishment for rapists in Nigeria.